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U.S. Senators Raise Alarm on Alleged Tesla Safety Flaws

United States Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have sent a letter to Elon Musk following a report from Reuters on Tesla vehicles' safety flaws.

In their letter, the Senators note that, "[t]he report details complaints about suspension connection points, including fore and aft links, and sudden losses of power steering - often while a vehicle was in motion." The Reuters report alleges that Tesla privately was aware of these flaws, but publicly cast blame on drivers, including during its engagement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tesla has refutes the report's findings. The company stated on Twitter, "The author has conflated a noise-related (non-safety) issue with a range of unrelated and disconnected service actions. Contrary to the article’s statements based on erroneous data, Tesla is truthful and transparent with our safety regulators around the globe and any insinuation otherwise is plain wrong."

Markey and Blumenthal request that Musk provide corrections for the record and commit to providing NHTSA with accurate information moving forward.

Click here to read Senator Markey's and Senator Blumenthal's full letter to Musk