Man Puzzled When His Totaled Tesla Comes Back Online in Ukraine

August 14, 2023

As CNBC notes in its reporting on the strange incident, Yarow totaled the car at the end of 2022 and, like many people whose cars have crashed, sold it for parts. He only discovered that it was cruising around war-torn Ukraine after he began getting notifications to the Tesla app, which he still had downloaded on his phone. He added that such cars "then find their way to a second market and then are suddenly being shipped overseas." Yarow told his employer that after he totaled his car, Tesla instructed him via email to disconnect his account from his car. More on Tesla: Poll Finds That Tesla Drivers Increasingly Can't Stand Elon Musk