Tesla announced Friday that it's sending Model S owners upgraded wall chargers for their cars, after several drivers reported accounts of overheating.
A statement from the Palo Alto, Calif., company said a variety of factors could cause chargers to overheat, including "higher than normal electrical resistance." Tesla said it's fixed this issue with an over-the-air update rolled out last month. The update lets the car keep the charging current at a level that won't overheat the adapter.
"This update increases robustness and safety considerably in the unlikely event that a home wiring system, receptacle, … Read more