German Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) Concludes Review of Model S Incidents

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Tesla received a recent inquiry from the German Federal
Motor Transport Authority, Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), regarding the Model S post-crash
fire incidents in Seattle, Tennessee and Mexico. The KBA is the German authority in
charge of motor vehicle regulation. They have the power to initiate and perform
investigations, and compel recalls. In response, Tesla provided the KBA with data and
additional information regarding each of these incidents.

In investigating these incidents, the KBA reviewed Tesla’s responses to their
inquiries, as well as other information. They subsequently issued the following
statement:

According to the documents, no manufacturer-related defects [herstellerseitiger
Mangel] could be found. Therefore, no further measures under the German Product Safety
Act [Produktsicherheitsgesetz (ProdSG)] are deemed necessary.

The letter from the KBA is attached in German and English.

Link to German Product Safety Act Letter

Translation: Letter KBA dated 27 November 2013

GSK STOCKMANN + KOLLEGEN
Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater
Herrn Dr. Marcel Vietor
Karl-Scharnagl-Ring 8
80539 München

Investigation under the German Product Safety Act [Produktsicherheitsgesetz
(ProdSG)], Tesla Model S vehicle fires

Dear Dr. Vietor,

Referring to our phone call dated 27 November 2013, I am pleased to share with you
the investigation’s result with regard to the 3 recent fire incidents involving
Tesla Model S cars.

According to the documents, no manufacturer-related defects [herstellerseitiger
Mangel] could be found.

Therefore, no further measures under the German Product Safety Act
[Produktsicherheitsgesetz (ProdSG)] are deemed necessary.

The process is completed with the Federal Motor Transport Authority
[Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA)].

Sincerely yours,

On behalf,

[Signed]

 

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