NHTSA finds no defect in review of 662,000 Tesla vehicles

WASHINGTON — The Nationwide Highway Visitors Basic safety Administration claimed it would not grant a petition seeking a formal assessment of 662,000 Tesla motor vehicles for claims of unintended acceleration.

The U.S. automobile protection regulator claimed its assessment of the December 2019 petition into 2012-2020 design year Tesla Design S, Design X, Design Y and Design 3 motor vehicles uncovered the incidents cited “have been prompted by pedal misapplication. NHTSA uncovered no proof of fault in the accelerator pedal assemblies, motor control programs, or brake programs that contributed to the cited incidents.”

The petition cited 232 grievances to NHTSA, together with 203 crashes, and the agency opened a formal assessment into the petition in January 2020.

NHTSA added that “there is no proof of a design and style variable contributing to elevated chance of pedal misapplication. The theory furnished of a opportunity electronic lead to of SUA (unintended acceleration) in the subject motor vehicles is based mostly upon inaccurate assumptions about method design and style and log info.”

Tesla did not promptly answer to a request to remark. 

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