Tesla is refusing to pay for a new battery because the problem was discovered after the vehicle warranty expired.
A Tesla Model S owner has reportedly been kicked out of his Model S electric sedan after the battery died due to an alleged design flaw. The owner shares his ordeal in a video saying he can’t even get into the car to access ownership documents to sell the vehicle he chose not to repair.
This incident was reported in Canada where a Tesla owner named Mario Zelaya was kicked out of his Tesla Model S which he purchased in 2013. The electric vehicle giant told him that replacing the battery would cost $26,000 ( around Rs 20 lakh) which is almost 40-50% of the total cost of the car.
Tesla is refusing to pay for a new battery because the problem was discovered after the vehicle warranty expired. Zelaya, however, says the problem must have started while the vehicle was covered and he was in contact with Transport Canada, which is currently investigating the issue. The standard warranty that car manufacturers offer on the battery is usually 8 years.
In the video shared on TikTok, the owner can be heard saying “Not only did they investigate this car, but they’re also going to do one that Tesla doesn’t realize is coming, because I made contact with another owner who has the exact same problem,” Zelaya said. “The battery is dead, Tesla is trying to sweep it under the rug. They won’t give them any explanation why the battery died.
However, it’s unclear if the organization is set to take action on the 2013-2014 Tesla Model S and there’s no ongoing investigation into the issue in the United States, according to National Highway Traffic Safety. Administration.