Tesla Model S Battery fires caused by impact to leading edge of battery packs, not from underneath

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This is the first time I’ve heard that the fires were caused by impact to the front of the batteries, not from underneath. Tesla’s explanations and the NHTSA both failed to mention that but if you look a the corrective action, it is clear that’s what’s meant to be fixed.

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