“It’s the fear of our lives”: the hood of his Tesla flies off in the middle of the road

“It’s the fear of our lives”: the hood of his Tesla flies off in the middle of the road
“It’s the fear of our lives”: the hood of his Tesla flies off in the middle of the road

A Quebecer who owned a Tesla car had quite a scare when his hood lifted while he was driving his vehicle.

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On April 24, Jean-François Carrier was driving on Taschereau Boulevard, in Longueuil, in his 2021 Tesla Model 3.

That’s when the hood lifted and smashed the car’s windshield before flying away.

“The entire hood came off, was torn off and this little flap remained in place. So the car kept thinking my hood was still on. There is no error message on the car,” explained Mr. Carrier in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.

“I didn’t have time to see where my hood was in my rearview mirror. I pulled over as quickly as possible to the side to call the emergency services. This is the fear of our lives!” he added.

The damage caused by this incident could cost Jean-François Carrier up to $15,000.

Due to the low wear and tear on the vehicle, the car owner contacted Tesla, but the American company refuses to recognize that it is a manufacturing defect.

The company refuses to take any responsibility and invites the customer to report the “accident” to their insurance company.

In 2022, the European Commission nevertheless recalled thousands of Tesla Models S and 3, sold between 2014 and 2021 due to a design problem which could cause the hood to open.

Jean-François Carrier is preparing to take legal action against Tesla.

To see the full explanations, watch the video above.

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