NHTSA evaluating Tesla heating issues for ‘potential safety concerns’

A number of Tesla owners have complained that heat pumps are failing in extreme cold temperatures

San Francisco– The U.S. auto safety and security regulator said on Friday that it is going over home heating concerns of some Tesla automobiles with the automaker as well as examining “prospective safety and security problems.”

A number of Tesla proprietors have whined that heat pumps are stopping working in extreme cool temperature levels, according to Drive Tesla Canada.

The report stated the heating problems took place even after Tesla early in 2015 replaced damaged sensing units in heat pumps in some 2020-2021 Model 3 as well as Model Y automobiles to attend to the issue.

The United State National Highway Traffic Safety And Security Management (NHTSA) stated it “recognizes the issue and is continuing to gather information, discuss the problem with Tesla and also examine prospective security problems.”

Tesla did not quickly respond to a Reuters ask for remark.

Canada’s automobile safety and security regulator stated on Thursday it has opened up an examination into the heating and cooling system of Tesla Model 3 and Version Y vehicles complying with 16 customer issues regarding its efficiency during winter.

Transport Canada said it is worried that a malfunctioning heating as well as air-conditioning system “might affect windscreen defogging/defrosting as well as a result driver exposure.”