Tesla, Chevy, Hyundai recall thousands of cars over safety issues, deaths

Exploding batteries and massive fires, which have caused injuries and deaths, have led Tesla, Chevy, and Hyundai recall thousands of electric cars over safety issues and deaths.

Why?  Because fires caused by electric vehicle batteries take longer to control and require as much as 30,000 gallons of water, or more, to stop.  According to Tesla, battery fires can take up to 24 hours to extinguish.  In fact, first responders receive additional training to handle these types of fires.

Think this can only happen during a car crash?  Think again.  Owners have experienced their cars self-igniting while driving or parked.  For example, a couple lost their home in a fire that caused over $1 million worth of damage when their electric cars self-ignited in their garage.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Fire Protection Association have issued reports and launched investigations into these occurrences in recent years.

In August, NHTSA opened an investigation into Autopilot, Tesla’s assisted-driving system, after a number of Teslas crashed into other vehicles, including parked first responders.

The Diaz Law Firm is representing individuals who have been injured by electric cars, such as Chevy Bolt, Hyundai Kona, or Tesla vehicles.

Here is a list of Vehicles Tesla, Chevy, and Hyundai has announced to recall: