Source: The Detroit News
quote: Which lets point out is far thicker then the floor boards on most vehicles meaning said "debris" would have ended up inside the passenger compartment of most vehicles. That's a serious incident.
quote: Next time do a bit more research before posting.
quote: As for your claim " A steel plate would most likely not been punctured by a trailer hitch", Prove it.
quote: It's not my job to falsify your claims but yours to back them up.
quote: You are also cherry picking things
quote: I have better things to do.
quote: Says the guy who keeps making inane replies just because he thinks someone is wrong on the internet .
quote: Well actually no, you've been the dissenter here. It's on you, I have better things to do.
quote: You don't know what you are talking about.
quote: Musk needs to do a recall and replace every aluminum plate with a steel one. Problem solved.
quote: I'm "hating" Tesla because I pointed out that everyone saying the plate is "steel" is wrong?
quote: it's pretty clear that Tesla isn't as fireproof as the Leaf and Volt, which have yet to report any fires in the real world.
quote: The only thing that's clear is that the Model S has had more fires. I don't think three incidents is enough to be statistically significant
quote: and possible result in cabin intrusion.
quote: --1/4 inch of aluminum is nothing to sneeze at.
quote: --3 fires (that did not injure anyone) warrant investigation, but that's it.
quote: You really want to make something out of a none event.
quote: You are about as intelligent as Pirks, and that's pretty bad.
quote: albeit a really funny one
quote: And yet floorboards are punctured nearly daily on standard cars and we don't see a recall.
quote: It seems really obvious to me.
quote: For this application it is. Aluminum has roughly a third the stiffness, or modulus, of steel.
quote: how about a quarter inch of steel?
quote: cant blame the engineers.