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The National Transportation Safety Council (NHTSA) is looking into potential safety concerns related to the heating issue of Tesla cars

The National Transportation Safety Council (NHTSA) is looking into potential safety concerns related to the heating issue of Tesla cars

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The US Auto Safety Authority announced on Friday that it is examining the heating of some Tesla vehicles and considering "potential safety concerns."

According to Drive Tesla Canada, a number of Tesla owners have complained that heating pumps are malfunctioning in extreme cold temperatures.

According to the report, the heating problems were even as a result of Tesla's early last year replaced faulty sensors in heating pumps in some 2020-2021 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States said it "is aware of the issue and is continuing to gather information, talk about the issue with Tesla, and evaluate potential safety concerns."

Tesla did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Following 16 consumer complaints about the performance of Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, Canada's auto safety regulator said on Thursday that it has begun a probe into the heating and cooling system.

Transport Canada said it is concerned that a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning system may "reasonably affect windshield defrosting and therefore driver visibility."

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