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(Daily Dot)   Tesla owner doesn't understand why the company won't respond to his car burning to a crisp, but says that won't stop him from driving his other marshmallow roaster   (dailydot.com) divider line
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2021-03-06 7:14:44 AM  
"I STILL believe Tesla makes great cars"

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2021-03-06 7:31:00 AM  
Awww, wealthy people are so cute when they don't get the attention they know they deserve!
 
2021-03-06 7:35:36 AM  
Based on the video from across the street, I would say this looks like the battery shorted itself out and caught fire.  I have seen a couple of these videos of Tesla fires, and the headlights go on and off on their own as the battery consumes itself.  In the video in TFA you can see the headlights go on and off while the car is on fire.
 
2021-03-06 7:57:02 AM  
I wonder what modifications have been made beyond the weight adding, functionless red caliper covers.
 
2021-03-06 7:59:20 AM  
Let's all wring our hands over Tesla's catching fire because that never happens with gas vehicles.

/Model 3 SR here
 
2021-03-06 8:03:55 AM  
Is this the thread where a bunch of totally unqualified people make sweeping statements about a car fire, get a bunch of smart votes, and then we post a picture of how stupid fanbois are?
 
2021-03-06 8:09:54 AM  
Tesla does not have a PR team
 
2021-03-06 8:21:24 AM  

dirkfunk: Is this the thread where a bunch of totally unqualified people make sweeping statements about a car fire, get a bunch of smart votes, and then we post a picture of how stupid fanbois are?


Don't forget that if you disagree, even just a little bit, you are a Nazi Trumper Covidiot.
 
2021-03-06 8:22:41 AM  
Ask your insurance company. Because if Teslas catch fire more often than gas vehicles, I'm sure their legal staff will want a word with Tesla.
 
2021-03-06 8:22:47 AM  
"Marshmallow Roadster" is the name of my Canned Heat tribute band.
 
2021-03-06 8:27:34 AM  
While some users were quick to jump in claiming the story was inconceivable, others agreed with the owner that Tesla's customer service was so terrible.


others agreed never get involved in a land war in asia
 
2021-03-06 8:28:07 AM  

Sexy Jesus: Let's all wring our hands over Tesla's catching fire because that never happens with gas vehicles.

/Model 3 SR here


I'm sure Ford Pinto drivers felt the same.
 
2021-03-06 8:36:44 AM  

dirkfunk: Is this the thread where a bunch of totally unqualified people make sweeping statements about a car fire, get a bunch of smart votes, and then we post a picture of how stupid fanbois are?


Just getting the Musk-bashing thread out of the way early.
 
2021-03-06 9:11:32 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: While some users were quick to jump in claiming the story was inconceivable, others agreed with the owner that Tesla's customer service was so terrible.


others agreed never get involved in a land war in asia


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2021-03-06 9:44:29 AM  
Complain to NHTSA. If it's a safety problem, they'll force the issue.
 
2021-03-06 9:48:56 AM  
I'm not sure why he wants a reply from Tesla, does he expect a free car out of it? He should talk to his insurance company instead.
 
2021-03-06 10:03:38 AM  

dirkfunk: Is this the thread where a bunch of totally unqualified people make sweeping statements about a car fire, get a bunch of smart votes, and then we post a picture of how stupid fanbois are?


No.
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2021-03-06 10:19:43 AM  
Most tech companies don't even give a shiat about customer service.
 
2021-03-06 10:56:51 AM  

dirkfunk: Is this the thread where a bunch of totally unqualified people make sweeping statements about a car fire, get a bunch of smart votes, and then we post a picture of how stupid fanbois are?


No, this is the thread where you suck-off a billionaire who wouldn't piss on you OR your car if you were on fire.
 
2021-03-06 11:01:31 AM  

born_yesterday: "I STILL believe Tesla makes great cars"

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If it was well made it wouldnt have randomly burst into flames
 
2021-03-06 11:15:19 AM  

Bslim: dirkfunk: Is this the thread where a bunch of totally unqualified people make sweeping statements about a car fire, get a bunch of smart votes, and then we post a picture of how stupid fanbois are?

No, this is the thread where you suck-off a billionaire who wouldn't piss on you OR your car if you were on fire.


Your reaction says so much more about you than you intended.
 
2021-03-06 11:28:59 AM  
"Other users were also conflicted over whether the owner's insurance company should pay to fix the car or if the damages should be covered by the car manufacturer."

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I'm no mechanic, but I don't think that one's getting repaired...
 
2021-03-06 11:43:19 AM  
Why should they have good customer service?   They don't need it if you'll buy another after not getting good customer service.
 
2021-03-06 11:45:16 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Most tech companies don't even give a shiat about customer service.


Please unplug your Tesla, wait 15 seconds, and plug it back in.  Has it unburned?
 
2021-03-06 11:56:23 AM  
That's the automatic pedophile detection system, sir.  That's some James Bond shiat right there.
 
2021-03-06 12:00:13 PM  

LoneVVolf: "Other users were also conflicted over whether the owner's insurance company should pay to fix the car or if the damages should be covered by the car manufacturer."

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I'm no mechanic, but I don't think that one's getting repaired...


No, that'll buff right out.
 
2021-03-06 12:01:33 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Why should they have good customer service?   They don't need it if you'll buy another after not getting good customer service.


THIS. The true Tesla cultists will disown this guy, restoring their perfect echo chamber of worshipful adoration.
The Tesla forums are almost indistinguishable from the Q forums. Hell, they have already accused him of not even being a real Tesla owner.
Any questioning of the godhead, any minor complaint, or any expectation beyond what little crumbs The Musk grants them, he will be excommunicated as an oil industry plant, a shill "trying to short Tesla stock", or some other enemy. Which makes sense - Since no true Tesla owner would have a problem with their perfect cars, he must be a crisis actor.
 
2021-03-06 12:28:42 PM  
Remember how fast they dogpiled the guy whose Model X front wheel fell off while driving a week after he bought the car?
Claimed he wasn't a real Tesla  owner, claimed his identity was fake, claimed he was trying to manipulate stock prices, etc.
Even after it was determined it was a real problem, with a real owner, of a real car, they changed to shiat like this;

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They literally acknowledged a brand new $100k car had a farking front wheel fall off while driving, and took turns attacking the owner for selfishly inconveniencing Tesla by demanding they to fix it.
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/This is no longer a car company, its a religion
 
2021-03-06 12:44:34 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: LoneVVolf: "Other users were also conflicted over whether the owner's insurance company should pay to fix the car or if the damages should be covered by the car manufacturer."

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I'm no mechanic, but I don't think that one's getting repaired...

No, that'll buff right out.


You'd be surprised.  If it was a warbird, someone would restore it.
 
2021-03-06 1:01:27 PM  

Sexy Jesus: Let's all wring our hands over Tesla's catching fire because that never happens with gas vehicles.

/Model 3 SR here


When parked at night for several hours not being used it is pretty difficult to see that happening yes.
 
2021-03-06 1:06:00 PM  
You would think that they would be required to investigate something like this. If this happened in a garage people could die.  Maybe this means Tesla already knows what the problem is.
 
2021-03-06 1:10:02 PM  
I'm gonna say there's probably more to this story than we're getting. Like the lady in China who's Tesla "suddenly caught fire" but it turned out she had extensive damage to the underbody from hitting something.
 
2021-03-06 1:11:21 PM  

KarmicDisaster: You would think that they would be required to investigate something like this. If this happened in a garage people could die.  Maybe this means Tesla already knows what the problem is.


HAHAHAHAH you think someone who ignores problems, guts every aspect of the service department, has a year + waiting list for minor repairs and avoids accountability at all costs is going to do a farking thing about this?
 
2021-03-06 1:22:58 PM  

Likwit: I'm gonna say there's probably more to this story than we're getting. Like the lady in China who's Tesla "suddenly caught fire" but it turned out she had extensive damage to the underbody from hitting something.


Wow.
A totally unexpected answer from the resident Tesla apologist, Tesla employee, Tesla stock holder, and Tesla club organizer.
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/Have you guys declared the owner of the Tesla in the article a 'suppressive person' yet?
 
2021-03-06 1:25:13 PM  

KarmicDisaster: You would think that they would be required to investigate something like this. If this happened in a garage people could die.


But if a Tesla killed them, it means it was the will of Musk, meaning they obviously deserved it. Duh.
 
2021-03-06 1:32:52 PM  

Dryad: Likwit: I'm gonna say there's probably more to this story than we're getting. Like the lady in China who's Tesla "suddenly caught fire" but it turned out she had extensive damage to the underbody from hitting something.

Wow.
A totally unexpected answer from the resident Tesla apologist, Tesla employee, Tesla stock holder, and Tesla club organizer.
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/Have you guys declared the owner of the Tesla in the article a 'suppressive person' yet?


Wanting more details is pretty normal. Your overly heated response is not.
 
2021-03-06 1:44:15 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Sexy Jesus: Let's all wring our hands over Tesla's catching fire because that never happens with gas vehicles.

/Model 3 SR here

When parked at night for several hours not being used it is pretty difficult to see that happening yes.


Ford says Hi and sorry about your house burning down.

Cruise deactivation switch recall

Ran an unswitched, unfused power feed to the cruise deactivation switch (which screws into the master cylinder).

When the switch started to leak, which is an expected failure mode in a diaphragm type pressure switch, the leaking brake fluid would cause a short circuit that made the switch get hot and the brake fluid would catch fire.  These vehicles were catching fire in driveways, in carports, in garages....pretty much everywhere you could park them.

But yeah, catches on fire while "parked at night for several hours not being used" is only a Tesla thing.
 
2021-03-06 1:44:47 PM  

Dryad: This is no longer a car company, its a religion


Nah. Hating Tesla/EVs is a religion.
 
2021-03-06 1:48:41 PM  

Likwit: Dryad: Likwit: I'm gonna say there's probably more to this story than we're getting. Like the lady in China who's Tesla "suddenly caught fire" but it turned out she had extensive damage to the underbody from hitting something.

Wow.
A totally unexpected answer from the resident Tesla apologist, Tesla employee, Tesla stock holder, and Tesla club organizer.
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/Have you guys declared the owner of the Tesla in the article a 'suppressive person' yet?

Wanting more details is pretty normal. Your overly heated response is not.


Yes. You are 'just asking questions'
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/Its totally reasonable to first determine if he was crisis actor or lizard person, before we can consider a fault occurring in a Tesla
 
2021-03-06 1:49:42 PM  

Dryad: Likwit: Dryad: Likwit: I'm gonna say there's probably more to this story than we're getting. Like the lady in China who's Tesla "suddenly caught fire" but it turned out she had extensive damage to the underbody from hitting something.

Wow.
A totally unexpected answer from the resident Tesla apologist, Tesla employee, Tesla stock holder, and Tesla club organizer.
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/Have you guys declared the owner of the Tesla in the article a 'suppressive person' yet?

Wanting more details is pretty normal. Your overly heated response is not.

Yes. You are 'just asking questions'
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/Its totally reasonable to first determine if he was crisis actor or lizard person, before we can consider a fault occurring in a Tesla


Yes. Because that's what I said.

Seek help, sir.
 
2021-03-06 1:51:43 PM  

Likwit: Dryad: This is no longer a car company, its a religion

Nah. Hating Tesla/EVs is a religion.


Tesla's and EV's are two different things. Many reputable companies build EV's.
 
2021-03-06 1:56:19 PM  

lifeslammer: KarmicDisaster: You would think that they would be required to investigate something like this. If this happened in a garage people could die.  Maybe this means Tesla already knows what the problem is.

HAHAHAHAH you think someone who ignores problems, guts every aspect of the service department, has a year + waiting list for minor repairs and avoids accountability at all costs is going to do a farking thing about this?


You think Tesla has a year wait for repairs?
 
2021-03-06 1:57:29 PM  

Dryad: Likwit: Dryad: This is no longer a car company, its a religion

Nah. Hating Tesla/EVs is a religion.

Tesla's and EV's are two different things. Many reputable companies build EV's.


Some of the best EVs on the market right now come from absolute scumbag companies. Ford and VW, for instance. Dunno about GM, but I'd be willing to bet they've done a bunch of crappy stuff.
 
2021-03-06 2:10:51 PM  
I bet he wasn't cleaning out the crumbs on a regular basis.  It's just one little lever on the undercarriage, people.
 
2021-03-06 2:13:24 PM  

Likwit: Dryad: Likwit: I'm gonna say there's probably more to this story than we're getting. Like the lady in China who's Tesla "suddenly caught fire" but it turned out she had extensive damage to the underbody from hitting something.

Wow.
A totally unexpected answer from the resident Tesla apologist, Tesla employee, Tesla stock holder, and Tesla club organizer.
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/Have you guys declared the owner of the Tesla in the article a 'suppressive person' yet?

Wanting more details is pretty normal. Your overly heated response is not.


It's not as overly heated as the Tesla was.
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2021-03-06 2:34:32 PM  
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2021-03-06 2:44:40 PM  

Dryad: Many reputable companies build EV's.


Yeah, I'd buy an EV at the drop of a hat (well, once my current car dies, which is probably a decade out, I don't drive much), but I'd never buy the overpriced trash that is a Tesla. Steve Jobs is spinning in his grave over Musk stealing his reality distortion field.
 
2021-03-06 2:46:53 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Sexy Jesus: Let's all wring our hands over Tesla's catching fire because that never happens with gas vehicles.

/Model 3 SR here

When parked at night for several hours not being used it is pretty difficult to see that happening yes.


Ford pickups seemed not to have had a problem with that.
 
2021-03-06 2:56:09 PM  

t3knomanser: Dryad: Many reputable companies build EV's.

Yeah, I'd buy an EV at the drop of a hat (well, once my current car dies, which is probably a decade out, I don't drive much), but I'd never buy the overpriced trash that is a Tesla. Steve Jobs is spinning in his grave over Musk stealing his reality distortion field.


Yup. Gave our Prius to one of the kids, went to replace it with another but at the time Hyundai had a more compelling EV offering. Loved it, went to get a second to replace another aging vehicle, but they were out due to the pandemic. So we wound up with a Honda EV. So currently 3 EV's from 3 different companies. No trouble with parts falling off of any of them. Also, unlike Tesla, none of those manufacturers have issued warnings that if we drive through a puddle the bumpers can fall off.
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Never had a complaint about any of them, and if I did, there are dealers that will actually repair them under warranty without first ignoring us, questioning our existence, personally doxxing us online, and then fighting in court with the NTSB for years before deigning to stoop to actually acknowledging the problem.
 
2021-03-06 3:22:23 PM  

Likwit: Dryad: Likwit: Dryad: This is no longer a car company, its a religion

Nah. Hating Tesla/EVs is a religion.

Tesla's and EV's are two different things. Many reputable companies build EV's.

Some of the best EVs on the market right now come from absolute scumbag companies. Ford and VW, for instance. Dunno about GM, but I'd be willing to bet they've done a bunch of crappy stuff.


At least their CEOs haven't accused anyone of pedophila for pointing out the flaws in their ideas.
 
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