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The NHTSA has Over 75O Complaints About Tesla EVs Braking for no Reason

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s probe is based on 750+ formal complaints, but there are more


  • The NHTSA has asked Tesla for all reports involving brakes.

  • Tesla has until June 20th to respond.


The issue is fairly severe. While using Tesla’s s partially automated driving systems, owners and drivers have experienced their cars stopping suddenly for no apparent reason. Following hundreds of formal complaints, the NHTSA has officially sent a letter to Tesla asking for reports.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating these complaints last February despite there being no reports of accidents or injuries. The probe involves about 416,000 cars and SUVs from both the 2021 and 2022 model years.

The agency sent Tesla a 14-page letter earlier in May asking for all consumer and field reports it has received about false braking, as well as reports of crashes, injuries, deaths, and property damage claims, according to APNews.

This phantom braking problem has spawned more than 750 formal complaints but apparently, there are far more owners who have lived through an unsolicited braking event. Reddit alone holds hundreds of comments from owners or otherwise that have experienced, seen, or heard about these braking experiences.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given Tesla until June 20th to turn over are requested reports, documentation, and information.

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