Facing More Than 750 Brake Complaints! Tesla Shares Plunge More Than 9%
On June 3, local time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the agency has received more than 750 complaints about Tesla braking accidents, ABC4 reported. Many owners have complained that Tesla's Autopilot system is faulty and that "cars suddenly stop in the middle of the road without warning."
According to the report, as early as May 4 this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a 14-page letter to Tesla, requesting not only a report of the complaints it received, but also a detailed description of the scene conditions at the time, including whether the vehicle was involved in a collision, whether anyone was injured at the scene of the accident and whether the car's autopilot assistance system and automatic emergency braking system were in The report must also describe in detail whether the vehicle was involved in a collision, whether anyone was injured at the scene of the accident, and whether the car's automatic driver assistance system and automatic emergency braking system were "active" at the time of the accident.
Since February of this year, the complaints received by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about Tesla have more than doubled. The letter mentions that Tesla must respond to questions about Autopilot braking by June 20, but in the meantime, the company, for its part, can propose an extension of the deadline.
In mid-February, the Associated Press reported that after receiving 354 complaints about "ghost brakes," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it would launch an investigation into Tesla, primarily involving the 2021 and 2022 Model 3 and Model Y models. Model 3" and "Model Y" models in 2021 and 2022.
The problem has also been dubbed "ghost braking" by some owners, as users have reported that when Tesla's Autopilot assist system is turned on, the vehicle suddenly brakes for "no reason" when the brakes are not needed.
"Consumer feedback that 'ghost braking' events usually occur without advance warning, so they are very concerned that similar problems will occur on the highway, increasing the risk of car rear-end." The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Currently, Tesla is at the top of the public opinion. On June 2, local time, Reuters reported that Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he was not optimistic about the economic situation and that the company needed to lay off about 10% of its workforce and suspend global hiring. The news sparked an uproar in the market. As a result, Tesla shares plunged more than 9 percent on Friday night local time.