Is the Autopilot Feature in Tesla Cars Dangerous and Defective?

It is no secret that Tesla cars have been crashing. On June 15, 2022, national news outlets published numerous articles highlighting safety problems with Tesla cars, coinciding with a pair of studies released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”). For example, the headline of a June 15, 2002 CNN article was “Teslas using driver-assist systems were involved in 273 crashes over the past 9 months, according to NHTSA.”

It is possible that if Mr. Musk focused more of his efforts on making the cars he sells safer (instead of on side projects like trying to start his own space program) certain fatal crashes could have been avoided. If you have had negative or unsafe experiences with your Tesla, I would like to hear from you. Consumer protection laws may be useful in efforts to hold Tesla more accountable.

Related Documents

NHTSA Investigation EA 22-002
Subject: Autopilot & First Responder Scenes
Manfufacturer: Tesla, Inc.
Products: 2014-2022 Tesla Model Y, Model X, Model S, Model 3

Reports About Tesla Autopilot Crashes

  1. Feds Investigating Tesla Crashes With First Responders, Including Mass. Trooper
  2. Tesla Autopilot Crashes Into Police Car, Hits Cop as Driver ‘Watches Movie’
  3. Teslas using driver-assist systems were involved in 273 crashes over the past 9 months, according to NHTSA
  4. NHTSA Releases Initial Data on Safety Performance of Advanced Vehicle Technologies

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