US auto safety regulators said on Friday that they were discussing heating issues with some Tesla cars with automakers and assessing “potential safety concerns.”
According to Drive Tesla Canada, many Tesla owners complain that their heat pumps are failing at extremely low temperatures.
The report states that Tesla has had heating problems in some vehicles from 2020 to 2021 even after replacing a failed sensor in the heat pump earlier last year to address the issue. It states that it did.
“We are aware of this issue, continue to gather information, discuss the issue with Tesla, and assess potential safety concerns,” said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Tesla did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
Canada’s automotive safety regulator said Thursday that it had begun investigating the heating and cooling systems of its Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles following complaints from 16 consumers about its cold-weather performance.
Transport Canada said it was concerned that a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning system “can affect windshield defrosting / defrosting and thus driver visibility.”
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