The body was discovered early Tuesday morning after firefighters extinguished a burning car.
Witnesses told police they approached the burning vehicle and realized a man was still in the driver’s seat.
NHTSA is investigating whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery.
Officials say a Mustang GT overturned and burst into flames in Berlin Township.
In both cases, a fire began in the area of the master power window switch.
When debris on the freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners.
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that the ceilings can catch fire in 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.
A truck fire caused problems for commuters traveling I-696 Thursday morning.
Police say two people were killed when their SUV went off the road, hit a utility pole and burst into flames in Macomb County.
A home on Detroit’s east side burst into flames after a car careened out of control and crashed through one of its brick walls.