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Tesla Faces NHTSA Investigation for Alleged Sudden Unintended Acceleration

12:49PM ET 1/17/2020 MT Newswires
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that it will review the defect petition for an investigation into alleged sudden unintended acceleration on 500,000 Tesla (TSLA) vehicles.

In sudden unintended acceleration, vehicles accelerate without the driver's intention, often caused by either driver error or a system malfunction.

The petition, which covers Tesla's Model S from 2012 to 2019, Model X from 2016 to 2019, and Model 3 from 2018 to 2019, cites 127 consumer complaints involving 123 unique vehicles. The defect has resulted in 110 crashes and 52 injuries, according to the petition.

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