25 Sep '13, 5pm

Tesla Model S involved in 'unintended acceleration' incident

Tesla Model S involved in 'unintended acceleration' incident

Date Complaint Filed: 09/24/2013 Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE , SERVICE BRAKES Date of Incident: 09/21/2013 NHTSA ID Number: 10545230 Crash:Yes The car was going at about 5 mph going down a short residential driveway. Brake was constantly applied. The car suddenly accelerated. It hit a curb and the middle portion of the car landed on a 4.5 ft high vertical retaining wall. The wall is one foot away from the curb. The front portion of the car was hanging up in the air. The car was at about 45 degree up and about 20 degree tilted toward the right side. An engineer from Tesla said the record showed the accelerating pedal was stepped on and it accelerated from 18% to 100% in split second. He blamed my wife stepping on the accelerating pedal. But he also said there was a built-in safe-guard that the accelerator couldnot go beyond 92%. The statements are contradictory...

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