Tesla Autopilot May Fail to Detect Motorcycles, Feds Investigating

People riding motorcycles could be at a greater risk of being struck by a Tesla running on Autopilot as the electric vehicle may be unable to see or detect these smaller motorists on dark freeways. There are three fatal collisions involving Tesla vehicles under investigation to determine if the Autopilot feature is able to detect bikers. They all happened in … Read More

2017-2021 Tesla Model S and Model X Vehicles Recalled — Power Steering Assist

Some 40,000 Tesla 2017 to 2021 Model S and Model X vehicles are being recalled due to an issue involving the loss of power steering assist experienced by drivers on rough roads, Reuters reported. Texas-based Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) announced this week it is recalling these electric vehicles after they determined driving them on rough roads or hitting a pothole could … Read More

Tesla Recall: 24K Model 3 Vehicles for Seat Belt Issue

Tesla Inc. issued a recall today for more than 24,000 Model 3 vehicles due to a seat belt issue. Specifically, the recall covers 2017-2022 Model 3 vehicles in the United States. According to the electric vehicle automaker, the vehicle’s anchor for its second-row left-side and center seat belt buckles was incorrectly reassembled when the vehicles were serviced. Tesla has notified … Read More

2021 Tesla Model 3: 11 recalls, 4 investigations and 357 consumer complaints – NHTSA

Hundreds of 2021 Tesla Model 3 owners are complaining to federal safety regulators about glitches in the forward collision avoidance system or sudden braking. Indeed, there are 11 recalls, 357 complaints and four investigations for the 2021 Tesla Model 3, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The majority of the complaints involve a dangerous issue known as phantom … Read More

Tesla Model 3 Stuck at 83 MPH, Onboard Computer Frozen on Freeway

After his main on board computer screen suddenly froze, Javier Rodriguez’s Tesla Model 3 was stuck at 83 mph as he traveled on the Interstate 10 Freeway. The vehicle became hot and there was a weird smell, he said. All of the buttons and switches, including turn signals and hazard lights, stopped working. Even the accelerator was frozen, according to … Read More

Tesla ‘Phantom Braking’ Investigation Conducted by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary investigation into Tesla’s “phantom braking” issue after drivers complained about sudden braking in models equipped with Autopilot. Tesla vehicles with the Autopilot or advanced driver-assistance system are reportedly braking suddenly without warning at highway speeds. There are at least 354 phantom braking complaints to the NHTSA by Tesla owners. The NHTSA … Read More

Tesla Full Self-Driving Cars Run Stop Signs, Prompting Recall of 54K Vehicles

Tesla is recalling 53,822 Model S, Model X, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles due to a software update that permits the Full Self-Driving mode to run stop signs. Tesla’s latest software update to its Full Self-Driving technology may allow these vehicles to intentionally drive through all-way stop signs at up to 5.6 mph. This arises when there is a … Read More

Tesla Recall 475,000 Model 3, Model S Vehicles for Rear Camera or Trunk Issues

Tesla will voluntarily recall more than 475,000 cars in the United States due to rear camera problems and issues with trunk latching systems. According to documents filed with the US safety regulator, the electric vehicle manufacturer is going to recall 356,309 vehicles for potential rear-view camera issues affecting 2017-2020 Model 3 Teslas. Tesla says repeated opening and closing of the … Read More

Tesla Recalls 2,791 Model Y and Model 3 vehicles due suspensions separating

Tesla is recalling roughly 2,800 Model Y and Model 3 vehicles in the United States due to a potential suspension separating problem that could increase crash risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall on Monday, Oct. 25th, 2021. Specifically, the problem stems from the fasteners or lateral link used on the front suspension could separate from … Read More

Tesla Autopilot problems under federal investigation due deadly crashes

Tesla’s autopilot system is under investigation by the U.S. government after reports of numerous collisions involving parked emergency vehicles and crashes into crossing semi-trucks. The federal government opened a formal investigation into the Tesla Autopilot partially-automated driving system. The Tesla Autopilot federal investigation covers 765,000 vehicles. This includes almost everything that Tesla ever sold in the United States since the … Read More

Tesla Recalls 53,000 Model S and Model X Vehicles for Parking Brake Issue

Parking Brake Recall for Tesla Model X Electric Vehicles Tesla Inc., is recalling 53,000 vehicles due to a potential issue with the parking brake. Specifically, the Palo Alto, California-based EV manufacturer reports that the parking brake on certain Model S and Model X vehicles may get stuck in the “on position” due to a small gear that holds and operates the … Read More