In the United States will be considered a collective complaint about the sudden acceleration of Tesla electric vehicles.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it would consider a collective petition asking the agency to investigate complaints about the sudden inadvertent acceleration of Tesla electric vehicles. The report said that the problem affects about 500,000 electric vehicles of the American company.
According to published data, the problem extends to Tesla Model S electric cars of 2012-2019 years of release, Tesla Model X of 2016-2019 years of release and Tesla Model 3 of 2018-2019 years of release. The petition said that the NHTSA filed 127 complaints from people facing this problem. Many complaints refer to sudden accelerations when trying to park a vehicle near the curb or at the entrance to a garage. In a number of other cases, acceleration occurred while driving on the road or in the process of using the driver assistance system.
In one of the complaints, the driver said that his 2015 Tesla Model S electric car was closed and blocked, and “a few moments later the vehicle began to accelerate in the direction of the street and crashed into a car parked at the curb.” Another driver ran into a problem while approaching his own garage. He says that he was approaching the garage door, “when the car suddenly swung forward and rammed the garage door, breaking them.” In this incident, the electric car stopped only after it crashed into a garage wall.