Canadian Tesla owner says automaker locked him out of his car until he pays $26,000 for new battery

“A Tesla owner in Canada said the battery on his $140,000 vehicle died and that the electric automaker told him a replacement would cost him $26,000 and has locked him out of the vehicle until he gets a new one.

Zelaya said he is a year outside his warranty period and wants to sell the car but that he can't because his ownership papers are in the car, which he cannot get into because it is locked.

‘I'll never buy another Tesla again,’ he said. ‘That's the long way of me saying stay the (expletive) away from Teslas.’”