WASHINGTON – The Countrywide Highway Visitors Protection Administration (NHTSA) stated it would not grant a petition searching for a official review of 662,000 Tesla automobiles for statements of sudden unintended acceleration.
The U.S. automotive safety regulator said its evaluate of the December 2019 petition into 2012-2020 model year Tesla Design S, Product X, Product Y and Model 3 autos found the incidents cited “have been brought on by pedal misapplication. NHTSA identified no proof of fault in the accelerator pedal assemblies, motor manage systems, or brake units that contributed to the cited incidents.”
The petition cited 232 complaints to NHTSA, including 203 crashes and the agency opened a official overview into the petition in January 2020.
NHTSA included that “there is no evidence of a design and style factor contributing to amplified likelihood of pedal misapplication. The theory supplied of a likely electronic trigger of SUA in the matter motor vehicles is dependent on inaccurate assumptions about system style and design and log details.”
Tesla did not instantly react to a ask for to comment.
Reporting by David Shepardson Modifying by Chizu Nomiyama