In the U.S., complaints are piling up about Teslas that perform emergency braking for no reason while driving. So far, more than 750 complaints have been received.
Semi-automatic vehicles brake abruptly
Affected drivers have contacted the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to report the braking maneuvers of their vehicles. The descriptions are strikingly similar: the vehicles would have braked sharply while driving until they came to a standstill. Many of those affected also reported fearing that other vehicles might drive into the rear of their Teslas in this situation. However, the Transportation Safety Administration had no knowledge of any accidents or injuries resulting from the involuntary braking actions.
The agency said it began investigating back in February after receiving more than 350 complaints. In the meantime, there is talk of more than 750 such complaints. It also stated that the vehicles in question are models equipped with semi-automatic assistance systems that can brake and steer independently. Specifically, Model 3 and Y vehicles are under investigation.
Tesla does not comment
Tesla has been ordered by the authority to clarify whether the assistance system was activated during the braking events. The company must also provide the authority with all reports of faulty braking. Tesla has not yet commented on this to the media.