All Tesla Model S Cars recalled by NHTSA due to proven fire danger. Now requires “ballistic fire shield”. See:

All Tesla Model S Cars recalled by NHTSA due to proven fire danger. Now requires “ballistic fire shield”. See:

Fremont- CA The NHTSA has announced that all Tesla Model S cars are being recalled due to intense fire danger from their lithium ion batteries. Ballastic shields are now required by the U.S. Government to prevent additional explosions and fires which release toxic, cancer-causing smoke.

The investigation has cost the previous NHTSA Director: Strickland, to leave his job and numerous investors and staff to depart Tesla. It calls into question the funding of Tesla relative to battery makers and politicians conflicts-of-interest in related investments.

Per:, Tesla announced that the recall was “not a recall” in a press notice, but John Duncan, President of the Electric Auto Safety Group said: “Tesla is lying! They lied about who requested the NHTSA investigation, they lied about the battery charger recall not being a recall and now they are lying about this NEW recall not being a recall. It IS a recall and Tesla needs to cut the PR cover-up BS!.”

Adding to the concern, Eric Holder has stated: that any company who “….intentionally concealed information and misled the public about safety issues,” …“Rather than promptly disclosing and correcting safety issues about which they were aware” and who “….made misleading public statements to consumers and gave inaccurate facts to members of Congress.” Will be held accountable.

GM and Toyota have already had massive penalties for safety deception.

The Justice Department stated that it is now willing to aggressively pursue automakers under a 2000 law giving it the power to prosecute those who mislead federal regulators about safety problems. Holder said he hopes the case serves as a warning for other automakers (like Tesla).

“The announcement that I am making today, I think, is reflective of the aggressive nature we will take in looking at these kinds of charges,” Holder said. “I think this is a sign for the industry that we take these matters seriously and that individuals and corporations will be held accountable.”

“Put simply, …conduct was shameful. It showed a blatant disregard for systems and laws designed to look after the safety of consumers.” said Holder

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) praised the deal.

“The Justice Department’s settlement with Toyota should put all automakers on notice: There is absolutely no excuse for misleading the public or concealing information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,” Rockefeller said in a statement. “Lives are at risk when this happens. Safety must always be the first priority for manufacturers, regardless of how it affects profit margins.”

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