A Tesla Model Y has reportedly trapped the owner in the cabin after it automatically shut down the entire electrical system. The vehicle broke down on the road after losing all needed power, trapping the owner inside. Eventually, he had to pull the manual override latch to open the door and get out, damaging the driver’s side window. After such an experience, the Tesla Model Y owner took to Twitter to vent his displeasure with the American automaker.
The owner claims that he drove his five-day-old Tesla Model Y to London on December 8. The bad experience started minutes after he left the house as the Model Y started stalling. The person claimed that he had just been driving for 15 minutes before it started shutting down. He posted an image showing the electric crossover is almost fully charged, with 348km of range left when it starts shutting down. The car’s systems managed to send a message to the driver telling him it was safe to pull over before the engine stalled completely. The person shared an image showing the car’s infotainment system displaying a message that its electrical system was unable to support all functions. “Electrical system cannot support all functions. Turn off functions to save energy,” reads the message on the infotainment screen.
Losing momentum just meant his journey came to an abrupt end. With all the power in the car lost, the doors would not open properly and the man was eventually trapped in the car. As a result, he pulled the manual latch and opened the door. Using the emergency door release also somehow broke the driver’s window. He also said he had to call for a tow truck and was stranded on the side of the road for six hours in freezing temperatures.
This isn’t the first time Tesla has done this. Previously, it was claimed that the unusual doors of Tesla vehicles could even trap drivers in critical situations, putting their lives at risk. In one such case, a Tesla Model Y owner in Canada claimed he was forced to kick the window to escape after his car caught fire.
First published date: December 12, 2022 at 13:58 PM CST