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A small group of Tesla owners in Norway have gone on a 24-hour hunger strike over unresolved issues with their vehicles, including synthetic seat covers bubbling.
The organisers of Tesla Hunger Strike report that Norway has the most Teslas per capita in the world, and that they are the “canary in the coal mine”, warning the world of issues to come.
Among a list of almost 30 complaints that range from issues with the car not starting at all to the trunk filling with rainwater, owners say the synthetic “vegan leather” seats bubble and deform in response to cosmetic products, heat and other factors.
Tesla Hunger Strike spokesperson Erlend Mørch said: "We are hoping to get Elon's attention so he will start to pay attention to his Norwegian customers. Customers that love the car and many who want to continue being Tesla customers but are plagued with endless repairs and in many cases unresponsive support centres.”