Are these electric cars really all they’re cracked up to be? 

February 5 — Tesla is being recalled — and by Tesla, we mean every, single one of the cars. 

Every Tesla that’s ever been sold in the United States is being recalled because the fonts on the warning lights on the dash are too small — it actually violates federal safety laws. 

So every Tesla is coming back to the shop to have an update performed. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “It’s the only time I can ever recall a car manufacturer having to recall every vehicle they’ve ever sold in the country.”

Add to that the fact that electric cars are apparently so heavy that guardrails on the road can’t handle the weight, and you have to wonder if this really is the wave of the future. The cars rip right through the guardrails. 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “Here’s another stupid unintended consequence. So I’ve got little kids mining for all these batteries, then I’ve got to pay for the electricity that comes through coal, and then they can’t handle the guardrail. So what would we have to replace all the damn guard rails out there as well?”

Barkdoll said, “That same agency is the one that’s citing this violation on the dash font on the Tesla’s. But this thing about the guardrails, remember in a lot of areas around the country, they still have those wire coils along many of the roads. That is the guardrail and these electric vehicles are incredibly heavy. They’re much heavier from a weight standpoint, than gas powered cars. They’re finding that those guard rails, they’re not equipped to handle that level of weight. So these cars hit them at the right speed and the right angle, they just tear right through them. So what’s the solution? Millions and millions of dollars to reinstall guard wires and guard rails, perhaps?”

Ryan added, “Then you can’t put the fire out if they catch on fire. It takes them hours to douse these things.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “They also warn you about keeping these things in a garage because it might actually catch on fire and I can’t believe the font size thing though. That’s what they want fixed? The font size? When we have all these other issues we just described. I’m sorry. To me, that’s just absurd.”

Barkdoll said, “It’s interesting that it took this long if that issue has now been identified. The National Highway Safety transportation agency, what they’re claiming, is that a lot of these vehicles legitimately had serious brake or engine issues, the driver didn’t know it because the light and font was so little on the dash, they never knew there was an issue to take it into the shop. It’s interesting that it took this many years to discover that.”

Ryan said, “You can’t make it up.”