Visitors look at the Tesla Model 3 during a preview of the Seoul Motor Show in Goian, northwest of Seoul, on March 28, 2019.
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The National Road Safety Administration has initiated a new one Tesla a safety study after receiving 354 complaints from drivers about phantom braking in their cars.
Phantom braking refers to cases where the driver’s brakes are applied unexpectedly, even if the movement around them is proceeding normally or there are no obstacles that could be bypassed.
The NHTSA Defects Investigation Office on Thursday released Fr. “ODI summary” at the same time said they are considering systems that are part of approximately 416,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars of the 2021 and 2022 model years in the United States.
Complaints from Tesla owners about phantom braking in NHTSA increased to 107 in the three months to February 2, writes the Washington Post reportedcompared to only 34 complaints over the previous nearly two-year period.
У one complaintfiled with NHTSA on June 14, 2021, Tesla owner from Victoria, Texas, claimed that their 2021 Tesla Model 3 would brake “without warning or provocation during cruise control” whenever the semi-truck approached the oncoming lane or four-lane a highway where a car slows down from 75 mph to 40 mph in seconds.
The driver wrote: “I was almost reversing when the car was going carefully and it was happening. I recorded these incidents, reported to Tesla, drove the car for diagnostics and they have no answer and believe that sometimes it can happen, however, it it shouldn’t be a problem. IT’S A DANGEROUS PROBLEM and an accident that awaits serious injury. “
Tesla has published 10 voluntary recalls in the US in just the last four months, including several in the last few weeks, according to the NHTSA website.
For example, the company published a recall that affected 578,607 cars in the U.S. for its “boombox” feature, which allowed owners to make silly noises (such as farting) from their cars while driving. Pedestrians may not hear the legally required sound of a pedestrian warning system if this feature is used, Reuters reported.
Following this recall, Tesla CEO Elon Musk described NHTSA as a “cheerful police force”.
On Thursday, when the phantom braking investigation became open, Mask’s lawyer Alex Spiro sent a letter a federal judge who accused the Securities and Exchange Commission of “harassing” the director general as a result of an ongoing investigation.
Earlier this month, Tesla pointed out that she received a summons from the SEC in November 2021, shortly after Musk conducted a Twitter poll asking whether he should sell 10% of his shares.
Tesla shares fell more than 4% on Thursday after news of the latest federal security investigation.