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Tesla Reports Third Involving Model S Electric Car

DETROIT Tesla Motor Model S electric car has suffered its fire in six weeks, sending its down about 7 percent in Thursday trading.

The Tesla Club website contains and a story about another involving a Model S on Wednesday that a company spokeswoman The accident occurred in Smyrna, where Nissan Motor Co the Leaf electric car.

said it has been in touch the driver, who was not injured. The vehicle is to Juris Shibayama of Murfreesboro, according to the highway patrol. It was if the owner was operating the vehicle.

Our team is on its way to Tennessee to learn about what happened in the Tesla spokeswoman Elizabeth said in a statement. We will more information when able to do so.

The company said the was the result of an accident and was not a spontaneous

The Tennessee Highway Patrol the incident occurred on Interstate 24 in around 1:30 pm.

It’s that it ran over a piece of in the roadway, patrol dispatcher Bryant said. There was damage.

The police report did not say how fast the model year car was traveling, but the was able to pull off the roadway and get out of the The incident occurred four from the exit for the Nissan

A woman who answered the phone at the lot the car was towed said Tesla had contacted her.

On Tuesday, forecast a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter and posted third-quarter Model S that disappointed some

The first Model S fire on October 1 near Seattle, the car collided with a large of metal debris in the road punched a hole through the plate protecting the battery U.S. safety regulators at the Highway Traffic Safety later said they no evidence to indicate a vehicle

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The second fire took later in the month in Merida, when according to reports a car through a roundabout, crashed a concrete wall and hit a tree.

driver was injured in the earlier and in all three cases the company the owners have asked the for replacement cars.

After the first fire, Chief Executive Elon defended the safety performance of cars. For consumers concerned fire risk, there be absolutely zero doubt it is safer to power a car with a than a conventional gas-powered he said on a blog post.

executives called that fire a highly uncommon likely caused by a curved object falling off a semi-trailer and up into the underside of the car in a pole-vault

At the time, Musk did not say if Tesla make any changes to the Model S design as a result of the first Jarvis-Shean had no immediate comment asked if such changes being considered.


Tesla’s shares fell as low as on Nasdaq.

Since the first Tesla’s shares have more than 26 percent and week’s declines are the worst drop since May 2012.

reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; by Gerald E. McCormick and Maureen

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