Tesla Model S Fails Again To Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick + Rating

By Jon LeSage The Tesla Model S failed for the second time to achieve a Top Safety Pick+ rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety following its “small front overlap” test.
Previously, the IIHS tested a 2016 model year Model S and determined the safety belt allowed the crash dummy’s torso to move too far forward and strike the steering wheel.
For the latest test whose findings were just released, Tesla’s electric sedan is still missing a strong-enough safety belt to prevent the driver’s head from striking the steering wheel hard through the deployed air bag, according to the IIHS.
The Model S was able to

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