Tesla calls for his cars to spontaneously accelerate ‘completely false’ in a new rebuttal
Tesla is responding to claims that some of his cars have experienced a “sudden unintended acceleration.”
In a statement released today, Tesla says the accusations that his cars have accelerated without drivers having stepped on the pedal are “completely false.”
‘This request is completely false and was submitted by a Tesla seller. We investigated all incidents in which the driver alleges that his vehicle accelerated against what they entered, and in all cases where we had the vehicle data, we confirm that the car was working as designed, “says the company, referring to ‘short sellers’ who protects that the company’s shares will decrease in value.
“In other words, the car accelerates if, and only if, the driver told him to do so, and slows down or stops when the driver applies the brake.”
Tesla is under investigation after 127 complaints were sent to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) alleging that certain models experienced ‘sudden unintended acceleration’. Pictured is an incident in 2018 in Mountain View, California, where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier after it suddenly accelerated
As noted The edge, Tesla CEO Elon Musk often criticized ‘short sellers’ or merchants who benefit from the decline in value of a company’s stock, claiming that they spread false rumors to make a profit.
In this case, Musk and Tesla blame the short sellers of a recent petition against the company alleging that their Model 3, Model S and Model X, which were manufactured and sold from 2013 to 2019, are not safe.
The petition claims that a fault caused cars to accelerate spontaneously and caused 110 crashes and 52 injuries, and many drivers said the incident occurred when they tried to park in a garage or on a sidewalk.
Others claimed that sudden acceleration occurred while in traffic or when using driver assistance systems.
The NHTSA defines ‘sudden acceleration incidents’ as ‘unexpected, unexpected and high power accelerations from a stationary position or a very low initial speed accompanied by an apparent loss of braking efficiency’.
Three years ago, the news of a new Tesla Model X SUV spread when it suddenly accelerated to “maximum speed” by itself, jumped a sidewalk and crashed into the side of a mall. The owner of the Model X said that the vehicle was only five days old and that his wife, who was behind the wheel at the time of the incident, had not activated any autonomous driving functions at the time of the accident.
In a complaint, a driver said a Tesla Model S 85D 2015 in California was closed and locked when he said ‘a few moments later, the vehicle started accelerating towards the street and crashed into a parked car.’
A Tesla driver in Avondale, Pennsylvania, was parking in a parking spot at an elementary school when the vehicle accelerated on its own, according to the complaint, adding: “He passed a sidewalk and got into a wire fence.”
Another complaint said that a Tesla driver in Andover, Massachusetts, was approaching his garage door “when the car staggered forward: and” went through the garage door destroying two garage doors. “
The Tesla stopped when it hit the concrete wall of the garage.
It is said that the fault caused 110 accidents and 52 injuries, and many drivers stated that the incident occurred when they tried to park in a garage or on a sidewalk. Others claimed that sudden acceleration occurred while in traffic or when using driver assistance systems.
In October, the agency said it was reviewing whether Tesla should have removed 2,000 of its electric cars in May instead of issuing a software update to repair a possible defect that could have resulted in battery fires in Model S and Model X vehicles. 2012- 2019 model years.
Three years ago, the news of a new Tesla Model X SUV spread when it suddenly accelerated to “maximum speed” by itself, jumped a sidewalk and crashed into the side of a mall.
The owner of the Model X, Puzant Ozbag, said the vehicle was only five days old and that his wife, who was behind the wheel at the time of the incident, had not activated any automatic driving features at the time of the accident.
Although not listed as an incident in the petition, a Tesla Model X crashed on the 1010 freeway in Mountain View in March 2018 and left one dead.
Walter Huang was traveling along the road when his vehicle suddenly accelerated a few seconds before the crash while driving on autopilot.