Complaint Number: 11035507
Vehicle Identification Number: UNKNOWN
Your Vehicle’s Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL X 2017
Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.
What part of your car was affected? Electrical, Steering
This is a complaint about the Tesla Autopilot. Here is a credible and easily verified report by a Tesla owner in UK who has had a near death experience while on Autopilot: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/at-what-point-do-i-say-enough-is-enough.100508/ ** A few weeks ago, the car whilst in auto pilot suddenly swerved across the motorway into the middle lane. I caught it half way across. The motorway was perfect. (interestingly at a supercharger, I asked the guy next to me if this had ever happened to him, and he said ‘funnily enough, it had and just that very day for the first time’ (that’s not a coincidence surely) This was the final straw so I sent it off. Sat Nav, Auto Pilot, wont lock, returning to car with door open, doesn’t present doors some of the time, doors don’t close some of the time, screen goes black, etc etc etc. It acts with the consistency of a small child, yet its supposed to be software driven. The autopilot issue is my biggest concern. The guy I spoke to who said his had done the same that day, said his drove towards a lorry. I thought it wasn’t supposed to do that as it has sensors? It was very windy that day so I wonder if that was anything to do with it, either way Tesla were so concerned about it, they didn’t even bother to take the details of this guy when I raised this issue to them.** Even if the owner has his hands lightly on the wheel the power steering has sufficient power to wrench it out of his hands. This Autopilot is half-baked and glitchy and the constant software tweaks are making it even more dangerous. No other car-maker would be allowed to conduct such a reckless experiment. Please take action before more lives are lost. Thank you. Concerned citizen etc.
When did this happen? 10/11/2017
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 70