Tesla has often touted itself as the safest car on the market and even received the highest possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, a new claim by Tesla owners looks to shatter that safety record with reports of Tesla unintended acceleration.
Tesla Cars Accelerate on Their Own
Owners are alleging a common occurrence deemed Unintended Acceleration – the basic premise being without any touch from a user their car quickly speeds to a high MPH rate and many times the vehicles crash.
These claims have resulted in an investigation by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. Tesla is currently under review after they received 127 consumer complaints that site unintended acceleration as something that happened to them.
Tesla responded to critics and consumers in a blog post on January 20th, 2020 stating,
“This petition is completely false and was brought by a Tesla short-seller. We investigate every single incident where the driver alleges to us that their vehicle accelerated contrary to their input, and in every case where we had the vehicle’s data, we confirmed that the car operated as designed. In other words, the car accelerates if, and only if, the driver told it to do so, and it slows or stops when the driver applies the brake.”
The report of 110 crashes and 52 injuries resulted in the investigation that is currently ongoing. In addition to the car accelerating by itself, car owners also experience other issues that may deem your car lemon worthy. Tesla owners often allege shutdowns while driving, touch screen failures, low quality or malfunctioning door handles, issues with their batteries in cold weather, and lengthy service delays or denials.
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If you own or lease a Tesla and are experiencing constant problems regarding unintended acceleration or any other issues, contact our experienced Lemon Law Attorneys today. We can take a look at your issue and tell you if you have a lemon case. Call us today for a free case evaluation.