May 11, 2018 / 11:02 AM / 5 months ago

Factbox - Tesla faces scrutiny after Florida car accident

(Reuters) - A 2014 Tesla Model S crashed and caught fire in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Tuesday, resulting in the death of two teenagers and prompting the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to launch an investigation.

A Tesla logo is seen in Los Angeles, California U.S. January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Here is a list of incidents of Tesla vehicles catching fire:

October 1, 2013 - A Tesla Model S caught fire near Seattle, after the car collided with a large piece of metal debris on the road that punched a hole through the protective armor plating. The driver was not injured. (reut.rs/2KPmDE4)

October 2013 - A Tesla car crashed through a concrete wall and hit a tree, catching fire in Merida, Mexico. The driver was not injured. (reut.rs/2KPmDE4)

November 2013 - A Tesla Model S caught fire after the electric car ran over a tow hitch that hit the undercarriage of the vehicle, in Smyrna, Tennessee. The driver was not injured. (reut.rs/2KPmDE4)

February 2014 - A Tesla Model S caught fire in Toronto, Canada, with the fire originating in the engine area. There were no injuries. (cnb.cx/2jL0UAC)

March 2014 - Following the fires, Tesla cars were outfitted with a triple underbody shield to bring the risk of fire down to "virtually zero", following the car fires of 2013, Elon Musk said in a blog post on March 28, 2014. (bit.ly/Zc93lA)

July 2014 - A stolen Tesla Model S crashed into several vehicles and split in half after striking a light pole in West Hollywood, catching fire and leaving the driver in a critical condition, two officers hospitalized and half of the car wedged in a synagogue. (bit.ly/2G4cWxO)

June 2015 - A 2013 Tesla plunged off a cliff along Malibu Canyon Road, and caught fire killing the 53-year-old driver. (bit.ly/2KMpxJz)

August 2016 - A Tesla electric car caught fire during a promotional tour in southwest France. No one was injured in the incident. (dailym.ai/2Kb7qvQ)

November 2016 - A Tesla vehicle crashed into a tree and burst into flames in Indianapolis, killing the driver and the passenger. (dailym.ai/2G3JMPr)

March 2017 - A Tesla Model S caught fire at the Jinqiao Supercharger Station in Shanghai, China. No one was harmed in the incident. (bit.ly/2wtZbsP)

August 2017 - A Tesla vehicle went off road in Lake Forest, California and crashed into a home, igniting a garage fire. The driver in the Tesla was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (bit.ly/2I8f7GN)

October 2017 - A Tesla Model S caught fire in Austria, after the driver crashed into a concrete barrier at the side of the road. The driver survived the crash. (dailym.ai/2l2AMoy)

March 2018 - A Tesla Model X crashed and caught fire near Mountain View, California. The crash involved two other cars resulting in the death of the 38-year-old Tesla driver at a nearby hospital shortly after the crash.

May 2018 - A 2014 Tesla Model S drove off the road and hit a concrete wall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, immediately catching fire killing two teenagers and injuring another.

Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Sriraj Kalluvila

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