The electric car maker said its Model S and Model X have no safety defects. Fred Katayama reports.
Tesla Motors says there's nothing wrong safety-wise with its vehicles. Its response coming one day after a U.S. regulator said it's reviewing reports of suspension issues in the electric car maker's Model S sedans. Suspension problems can cause drivers to lose control of their cars. The National Highway Safety Administration is also looking into whether Tesla urged customers to sign agreements to not disclose the problem. Earlier this week, the auto site dailykanban.com reported about a Model S owner who said Tesla had agreed to pay half of the repair bill for suspension problems if the owner agreed to keep the arrangement under wraps. Tesla said Friday that NHTSA had not opened any investigation or what it called any "preliminary evaluation" on the issue. Tesla's response also coming one day after it began selling a lower priced version of its Model S sedan. Its vehicle sales have begun to slow, but the company blames that on parts shortages.