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Tesla Motors recalls a third of its cars
New Mexico Business Weekly ^ | October 4, 2010 | Steven E.F. Brown

Posted on 10/04/2010 1:46:44 PM PDT by george76

Smoke and “possible fire” behind a headlamp led Tesla Motors to recall a third of the 1,300 electric sportscars it has sold so far...

So far, Tesla has sold about 1,300 of the expensive Roadsters, which cost $109,000 a piece. This recall affects 439 cars.

(Excerpt) Read more at bizjournals.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: California; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: electriccar; greenieweenies; productliability; tesla; teslamotors; triallawyers
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1 posted on 10/04/2010 1:46:48 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

My old Triumph Spitifre had fires almost daily ... I never got a recall on it. I’d just blow out the fire and keep going. LOL!


2 posted on 10/04/2010 1:48:57 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: george76

It’s the only way those things have heat at all.

I can only imagine the fire that this kind of power must cause. They worry of hydrogen cars and their fire probably (It’s actually very low, and the fire isn’t too scary).

A gasoline engine on fire is a violent thing. Can you imagine the fireworks show that “A fire behind the headlight” might cause ?


3 posted on 10/04/2010 1:50:47 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: george76

Lucas wiring used?


4 posted on 10/04/2010 1:51:44 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: george76; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Smoke and “possible fire” behind a headlamp led Tesla Motors to recall a third of the 1,300 electric sportscars it has sold so far...

Not good. When a car runs on smoke and mirrors, you had better not let the smoke escape.

5 posted on 10/04/2010 1:53:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: george76
Is this the company that just got a big government stimulus hand out?


6 posted on 10/04/2010 1:53:32 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: george76

“I remember Jeep” /extremely obscure


7 posted on 10/04/2010 1:53:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: george76

If they were really *Tesla* vehicles, you wouldn’t need to plug them in.


8 posted on 10/04/2010 1:54:20 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: george76

I don’t know what is more sad... that 1/3 of all Tesla cars were recalled or that the recall amounts to just 439 cars.


9 posted on 10/04/2010 1:55:14 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: al_c

Par for the course for a FIAT, too................


10 posted on 10/04/2010 1:57:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: george76
Smoke and “possible fire”

What the hell does this mean? Smoke only comes out from something when it's BURNING, this is the definition of a fire. Do these leftists think their need to be flames going fifty feet into the air before it's a fire?

11 posted on 10/04/2010 1:57:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Celerity
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12 posted on 10/04/2010 1:58:15 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: 1776 Reborn
I thought they got a hand out:

June 2009 Tesla was approved to receive US$465 million in interest-bearing loans from the United States Department of Energy. The funding, part of an US$8 billion program for advanced vehicle technologies (Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program), supports engineering and production of the Model S sedan, as well as the development of powertrain technology that Tesla plans to sell to other automakers.[39] The low-interest loans are not related to the "bailout" funds that GM and Chrysler have received, nor are they related to the 2009 economic stimulus package. The Department of Energy loan program was created in 2007 during the George Bush administration in order to get more fuel-efficient vehicle options to U.S. consumers and to decrease the country's dependence on foreign oil.[40]

13 posted on 10/04/2010 1:58:21 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: 1776 Reborn
Is this the company that just got a big government stimulus hand out?

Obama's hand outs for hand jobs.

14 posted on 10/04/2010 1:58:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: 1776 Reborn

I’ll bet the handout was to fund the recall.


15 posted on 10/04/2010 1:59:40 PM PDT by flying_bullet (El Conservo tribe member)
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To: a fool in paradise

Check my post 13 if you haven’t yet. Thanks.


16 posted on 10/04/2010 2:01:42 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: george76

Sounds like the Acme Corp. has started manufacturing enviro-deathtraps.


17 posted on 10/04/2010 2:02:14 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: george76

Yikes! Possible fires! Bummer.


18 posted on 10/04/2010 2:02:40 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: 1776 Reborn

I will not go into details, but ... I had a conversation with a couple of their “engineers” about equipment they were looking for in the manufacturing process ... and they were so clueless about what they were doing it was unbelievable ... and this was just about 18 months ago ... it was like a conversation I might have had with someone if I was trying to build a space shuttle ... that is how over their heads they were. I’m surprised they got ANYTHING onto the market.


19 posted on 10/04/2010 2:02:47 PM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: al_c

Ah, those were the days - when men where men, women where women and a little fire in one’s sports car could be taken in stride without the need for any silly recalls.


20 posted on 10/04/2010 2:04:00 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: flying_bullet

Just give the handout to the Democrat trial lawyers directly so they can contribute it back to the DNC for this November’s election.


21 posted on 10/04/2010 2:05:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: jessduntno

Interesting! Their production levels are so low it does have the smell of a pyramid scam.


22 posted on 10/04/2010 2:06:38 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
Ah, those were the days - when men where men, women where women and a little fire in one’s sports car could be taken in stride without the need for any silly recalls.

LOL! Or gas gauges. Found out mine was broken when I got the Spit. Didn't need it ... I could see straight down into the tank to see how much was left.

23 posted on 10/04/2010 2:08:07 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

If they didn’t leak as much gas as oil they weren’t British. lol


24 posted on 10/04/2010 2:08:39 PM PDT by 1776 Reborn
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To: george76

Old man Tesla is spining in his grave as these idiots have smeared his name with a POS that has bad electrical wiring.


25 posted on 10/04/2010 2:10:53 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: jessduntno
How Elon Musk Turned Tesla Into the Car Company of the Future ... according to Wired.
26 posted on 10/04/2010 2:11:02 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: jessduntno

I just installed an exterior outlet for one (in August) - I had to custom order & retrofit an enclosure for their plug - they hadn’t designed one yet!!!!


27 posted on 10/04/2010 2:11:31 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: 1776 Reborn

Thanks for the information. I wondered about federal funds. All of this “Green “ movement smells of taxpayer fraud.


28 posted on 10/04/2010 2:19:51 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Lucas wiring used?

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Why do Brits drink warm beer?


29 posted on 10/04/2010 2:20:14 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: loungitude

Lucas, Prince of Darkness!


30 posted on 10/04/2010 2:26:08 PM PDT by Grut
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To: al_c
My old Triumph Spitifre had fires almost daily ... I never got a recall on it. I’d just blow out the fire and keep going. LOL!

Was that Lucas Electric? I'm sure that you know he has been sarcastically nicknamed the "Prince of Darkness".

Seen at the 2008 Autumn Classic car show in Morgan Hill, CA:

31 posted on 10/04/2010 2:28:25 PM PDT by Bob
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To: george76

where there’s smoke, there’s ire


32 posted on 10/04/2010 2:48:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: wagglebee

Any cook can tell you it’s possible to generate lots of smoke in a kitchen without any flames appearing.


33 posted on 10/04/2010 2:51:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Grut; WOBBLY BOB

Why do Brits drink warm beer?
Because Lucas makes refrigerators, too.


34 posted on 10/04/2010 2:52:14 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: Bob

Awesome! I want one.


35 posted on 10/04/2010 2:55:07 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: wagglebee
What the hell does this mean? Smoke only comes out from something when it's BURNING, this is the definition of a fire.

No, smoke often comes out of something when it's smoldering ... a "fire" would imply open flames. Wiring in particular can overheat and emit smoke without ever actually catching fire.

36 posted on 10/04/2010 2:55:32 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: al_c
Awesome! I want one.

If you'd Freepmail your contact information, I can make some inquiries about them. The Autumn Classic will be back in Morgan Hill again this year. (I believe it's scheduled for later this month.) If I can't find one there, I should be able to find someone who carries them for you.

37 posted on 10/04/2010 3:09:23 PM PDT by Bob
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To: george76
maybe they can sub out to Lucas...
38 posted on 10/04/2010 3:13:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Grut

“Lucas, Prince of Darkness!”

According to Lucas, a gentleman doesn’t go motoring about after dark.


39 posted on 10/04/2010 3:17:17 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

“Wiring in particular can overheat and emit smoke without ever actually catching fire.”

Smoke is what make electronics work. Once the smoke escapes, they no longer work.


40 posted on 10/04/2010 3:20:23 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: kickonly88

Oops, just saw post 31.


41 posted on 10/04/2010 3:21:57 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Bob
just tooo damn funny... that's one of the funniest things i've seen in years!!!
42 posted on 10/04/2010 3:30:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: al_c; 1776 Reborn
:-)

My first car was a British Leyland Austin 1800. It was the most comfortable car while waiting for the tow-truck you could ever have.

43 posted on 10/04/2010 5:04:12 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Bob

Oh, that’s a hoot! I have to get one for Mr. Peel.


44 posted on 10/04/2010 5:08:07 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: al_c

Lucas - Inventor of the first intermittent wiper.


45 posted on 10/04/2010 6:55:55 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: 1776 Reborn
And just to complete the circle Tesla spent $42 million to buy a defunct factory from GM and another $15 million for the equipment in the plant, also from GM.
46 posted on 10/04/2010 7:06:40 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: razorback-bert
Lucas - Inventor of the first intermittent wiper.

LOL!!!!!

And ... the first flaming turn signal. Seriously, whenever I used my left turn signal in my Spit, I'd have to blow out the flames coming out of the steering column. I learned really quickly that I needed to use hand signals in that car.

Sure would like to have another one though.

47 posted on 10/04/2010 7:48:47 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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Why do the British drink warm beer.

.... They have Lucas refrigerators.


48 posted on 10/04/2010 7:52:14 PM PDT by toddly
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To: toddly

Good one!

The three-position Lucas switch—DIM, FLICKER and OFF. The other three switch settings—SMOKE, SMOLDER and IGNITE.


49 posted on 10/04/2010 7:56:19 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: toddly

I Really should read all the posts before posting jokes


50 posted on 10/04/2010 7:57:17 PM PDT by toddly
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