Some Tesla owners in North America are experiencing a complete loss of cabin heat as temperatures dive below freezing. The problem appears to be a faulty heat pump, leaving some people in a life-in-death situation as they could freeze to death.
CTV News reports issues with in-cabin heating are isolated to Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles. The problem began in Canada’s prairie provinces around mid-December, which is about the time a cold weather pattern moved into the region.
Kelly Gibbons, who owns a 2022 Model 3, told CTV, “one day when it was -12°C in the cabin, I was just shivering, and seems like the only fix that I can get is if I pull over at the side of the highway.”
“Worst case scenario, I might just have to start looking for another vehicle,” Kelly said.
Other drivers have complained about failing heat pumps. People are tweeting images of their dashboard