A Tesla owner in Canada says he was driving a 2021 Model Y on Friday when the car warned him of a mistake, shut down, locked the doors while he was inside and began pouring thick smoke from the vents.
To get out of the vehicle, the owner had no choice but to break the car’s window.
According to Driving, a Toronto-based online car magazine, the owner, Jamil Jutha, was on his way to a golf course in North Vancouver, British Columbia, when the accident occurred.
A witness captured the incident and shared a video of it on YouTube.
It took firefighters about five minutes to completely extinguish the flames.
Here’s the video of the incident:
“The doors did not open,” said Mr Jutha through CTV News, a Canadian news organization. He added that the windows refused to go down. “Of course there will always be panic the moment you feel trapped. I kicked through the window, climbed out and immediately called 911,” Jutha said.
Mr Jutha bought the vehicle just eight months ago, according to Electrek, a website with stories about the electric vehicle market.
While the electronic releases are the primary means of operating the doors in a Tesla vehicle, they will not work in the event of a power outage. Each door also has a manual release in plain sight.
The Electrek report added that it is often a problem for those unfamiliar with the car because they use the manual release rather than the electronic release, which allows the frameless door’s windows to go down before the door opens. can be pushed open, guaranteeing a safer opening .