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Tesla heating system faces probe in Canada in response to consumer complaints

Canadian car safety regulators said Thursday that they have begun investigating the heating system for Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in response to 16 consumer complaints about 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.”

“Companies need to notify Transport Canada and all current owners of any flaws that may affect human safety … These notices are generally” safety recalls. ” Is called. “

Regulators said they had notified Tesla of the investigation.

Tesla did not respond to Reuters’ request for comment. In 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “The Model Y heat pump is one of the best engineering I’ve seen for a while.”

According to Tesla’s news provider Drive Tesla Canada, many Tesla owners have complained 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.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a US safety regulator, has not immediately commented on this issue.

© Thomson Reuters 2022


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