A Tesla car locks the doors to its owner until he pays more than 20,000 dollars for a new battery


19 Sep 2022 11:55 GMT

The owner purchased the Model S in 2013 for $105,000.

Tesla owner says he can’t get into his car after the battery pack ‘died’ due to an alleged design flaw, leaving him without access to ownership documents to sell the vehicle as he has chosen not to fix it .

Mario Zelaya, the owner of the car, shared a video on TikTok in which he told his story about buying the electric car and his subsequent misadventures. Zelaya, who is from Canada, bought for 140,000 Canadian dollars (105,000 US dollars) a Model S in 2013not knowing that the Tesla models of this year and the next have a peculiar characteristic: condensation can accumulate in the air conditioning system, which then reaches the battery and ends up putting it out of service.

According to the man, Tesla is aware of the flaw from 2013-14, but is trying to deny the problem and gloss over it in every possible way. Zelaya decided to sell the car instead of to replace the battery, which would cost more than C$28,000 (US$20,000) . The fact of not being able to access the documentation, which remained inside the car, increased the concern of the owner, since it was impossible to collect it without changing the battery or removing the door.

The Canadian ended up getting a $30 legal copy of the car’s registrations and managed to sell it even though it was locked. Apparently the new owner plans to strip the car to recharge the problematic battery. The unfortunate former owner assured that he will not buy a Tesla again and does not advise others to buy the brand’s cars because they are “useless garbage”.

Source: Actualidad

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