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Owner claims Tesla Model X crashed into a building on its own, company denies it

Tesla Model X crashed into a building (3)

Tesla Motors says that the analysis of vehicle log shows that Auto Pilot was not engaged at or before the time of the accident.

Owner of a 5-day old Tesla Model X has alleged that his pure electric SUV accelerated suddenly on its own while entering a parking stall, drove over planters and crashed into a building.

While being thankful that there were no fatalities, the owner argued that this is a serious incident and Tesla should halt the deliveries of the SUV until it investigates the matter and comes up with a solution.

Tesla Model X crashed into a building (1)

After analysis of the logs, Tesla says that it was driver’s fault.

The American EV maker has analyzed the vehicle log and has declared that the drive was at fault in this case. The company said:

We analyzed the vehicle logs which confirm that this Model X was operating correctly under manual control and was never in Autopilot or cruise control at the time of the incident or in the minutes before. Data shows that the vehicle was traveling at 6 mph when the accelerator pedal was abruptly increased to 100%. Consistent with the driver’s actions, the vehicle applied torque and accelerated as instructed.

Tesla ended its statement by encouraging its customers to adopt safe driving behavior while using its vehicles. The allegation by the owner comes shortly after quality complaints from several Model X customers.

Also read – Tesla Model X door misbehaves; customer files lawsuit

Production of Tesla Model X is being ramped up and Elon Musk is reportedly monitoring the quality levels of the assembled cars personally at the end of the assembly line.


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