The formula has been painful for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shareholders: Three fires plus one federal investigation has equaled a 40% drop in the stock price. In this segment of "Motor Money", analysts John Rosevear and Rex Moore take a closer look at the company's recent struggles, and at how General Motors' (NYSE:GM) infamous Chevy Volt fire played into investor psychology. The team also discusses CEO Elon Musk's proposed solutions.

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