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U.S. agency asks Tesla for information on Canadian fire incident -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: A dealership in London is displaying the logo for Tesla, a car maker, on May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NASDAQ:) Inc requested information on a Tesla Model U fire that occurred in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2021. A driver claimed that he was having difficulty exiting the vehicle.

Reuters was informed by the NHTSA that it “is aware” of the incident, and had reached out to the manufacturer in order for more information.

Electrek shared a video that shows the incident. In it, the driver said he was given an error message and then saw smoke. He said that he needed to smash the window in order to get out. … Because everything was stopped, I kicked out the window. The power didn’t work. The door didn’t open. “The windows wouldn’t close.”

Tesla didn’t immediately reply to our request for comment.