• fb_100001094176420 avatar Ele Posted: 6/20/2013 10:26am PDT

    I think you have it wrong about Elon, he is quite the perfectionist and very protective of the reputation of Tesla. That is why all service bulletins and "recalls" for Teslas happen before anybody even reports an issue.

  • fb_1305031536 avatar Mark Posted: 6/20/2013 10:22am PDT

    First, there is a vast difference in the events surrounding these recalls. In Chrysler's recalls, there were no parts that were found to be defective. Their vehicles were made to the standards set forth by the NTSHA at the time they were manufactured. It wasn't until recnetly that the NTHSA changed their criteria. It is as if they said they changed their minds and oh by the way, we want you make changes on several million vehicles that were previously okay in our books and you need to pay the tens of millions of dollars to accomodate us.

    Telsa on the other hand found a flaw in the manufacturing process and will spend the few thousand dollars to correct their mistake.

  • diehard-1st avatar diehard-1st Posted: 9/24/2013 3:08pm PDT

    Totally agree! In addition to numerous other motor vehicles built by Ford,GM and Chrysler over the years, we had the very well known Ford Crown Victoria (including Police Interceptor), Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car with the same design. Why not go after them as well? In other words, where does one draw the line.

  • fb_132701487 avatar David Posted: 6/21/2013 6:17pm PDT

    @Mark Lemons

    And how do you rationalize the estimated 51 deaths caused by this issue?
    NHTSA discovered a FATAL flaw that they had previously missed and wants its corrected. Chrysler's response was a petulant "Well, you said they were fine before" Hardly a case of NTHSA changing its mind on a whim, wouldn't you agree?

    Tesla's recalls involve fewer dollars, sure, but also fewer lives lost. Chrysler is a massive company that's been doing this for 100 years. They should be ashamed of themselves.

  • diehard-1st avatar diehard-1st Posted: 9/24/2013 3:22pm PDT

    How do we rationalize the many pedestrians killed on sidewalks by cars, every year? I think we should put guard rails on every sidewalk.

  • fb_1416586463 avatar Robert Posted: 6/21/2013 7:08pm PDT

    Not sure how they are going to FIX the "problem" you cant move it, there isnt any place else to put it , under the back seat? Grand Cherokee's and Liberty's are not the only ones with tanks at the rear end , remember cars of old , pulling down the license plate to fill?