Tesla owner posts stern service complaint after Model Y fire incident

A Tesla owner, whose Model Y reportedly caught fire during a drive, has posted a stern complaint against the company’s service team. As per the Model Y driver, Tesla’s service department has been extremely difficult to deal with, making the incident even more frustrating than it already is.

In comments to the media, Bishal Malla noted that he was out running errands in his Model Y earlier this month when he felt the vehicle shaking. Upon inspection, he found smoke coming from the bottom of his car. The vehicle was later engulfed in flames. No one was injured in the incident, though the Model Y was burnt up and reportedly declared a total loss by Malla’s insurance provider.

As expected, Malla reportedly contacted Tesla’s customer service to get some answers about the incident. And while insurance will cover the vehicle, he would like to hear from Tesla about what exactly happened to his Model Y. Unfortunately, even talking to Tesla was reportedly difficult.

In comments posted on Reddit, Malla noted that he could only talk to customer service unless it was roadside assistance, but even this was not useful as roadside assistance couldn’t do anything about his case. Malla claimed that one Tesla agent even advised him to take his damaged Model Y to a recommended service center, which was quite ridiculous considering that the vehicle was already burnt up and considered a loss.

“I’ve tried them more than 10 times, but those folks at roadside assistance customer service can’t do anything. One agent I talked to had the audacity to tell me to take my fully burned Tesla to the Tesla recommended servicing center. My car was fully salvaged and a total loss. How in the world am I going to do that?” the Tesla owner wrote.

The incident has caught the attention of social media users, with some noting that it highlights the need for Tesla to develop and roll out a better service system for its vehicles. The incident, after all, should have been addressed quickly considering that a Model Y ended up burning as a result.

Data from Tesla should also provide some answers about the incident as well. Or at the very least, Tesla should have a system in place that gets owners in touch with a trained team of agents who are really ready to help during times of trouble.

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