Twenty disgruntled Norwegian Tesla owners, who went on hunger strike over faults in their electric cars, stopped their protest within 24 hours.
The Norwegian group began its hunger strike shortly before Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrived in Oslo for an energy conference. Tesla owners have called for action after finding a series of faults in their cars that weren’t properly resolved. Some owners report experiencing poor customer service and others claim that they never get a call back when they have been promised.
“Many problems with Teslas”
Many of the owners’ complaints are not entirely new. Some of the issues noted include poor paint quality, rust, heat pump failure, door handles stuck to cold and yellow infotainment screens. Also among the complaints are problems with car lighting, deformation of the seats, water accumulation in the trunk, loose trim and low power.
Aside from the defects in the cars, the protest was mainly about the company’s customer service. The owners say they are on hold for an extended period of time before they can actually talk to anyone from Tesla and that they never get a call back, despite their promises. The Norwegian owners believe that if they can get the attention of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, everything will be resolved.
Elon Musk’s reaction
Elon Musk didn’t publicly respond to the action, but started to Tweet about “fasting” When the news hit social media. Sixteen out of twenty Tesla drivers did not even hold out a day on their hunger strike. Norway has a population of 5.4 million and has the highest percentage of electric vehicles, with Tesla taking first place ever.
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