A Tesla owner in Canada says he was driving a 2021 Model Y on Friday when the car alerted him to an error, drove it, locked the door with it and started sending thick smoke from the air vent.
The owner had no choice but to break the car window.
The owner, Jamil Jutha, was on his way to a golf course in North Vancouver, British Columbia, when the accident happened, according to Toronto-based online automobile driving magazine.
An eyewitness recorded the incident and shared a video on YouTube.
It took about five minutes for the fire service to extinguish the fire completely.
Here is a video of that event:
“The door will not open,” Mr Jutha was quoted as saying by CTV News, a Canadian news agency. He added that the windows refused to go down. “Of course, when you’re stuck there’s going to be a moment of panic. I kicked through the window, got out and called 911 directly, ”said Mr Jutha.
Mr Jutha bought the car just eight months ago, according to Electric, a website that covers stories about the electric car market.
Although electronic releases are the primary means of manipulating the doors of a Tesla car, they do not work in the event of a power outage. Each door has a manual release in plain sight.
The Electrec report adds that this is often a problem for people unfamiliar with automobiles because they use manual releases instead of electronic releases, which allow frameless door windows to go down before opening doors, ensuring a safe opening. .