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Tesla faces one other US investigation: Surprising braking

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto security regulators have launched one other investigation of Tesla, this time tied to complaints that its vehicles can cease on roads for no obvious motive.

The federal government says it has 354 complaints from house owners through the previous 9 months about “phantom braking” in Tesla Fashions 3 and Y. The probe covers an estimated 416,000 autos from the 2021 and 2022 mannequin years.

No crashes or accidents had been reported.

The autos are geared up with partially automated driver-assist options reminiscent of adaptive cruise management and “Autopilot,” which permits them to routinely brake and steer inside their lanes.


Paperwork posted Thursday by the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration say the autos can unexpectedly brake at freeway speeds.

“Complainants report that the speedy deceleration can happen with out warning, and sometimes repeatedly throughout a single drive cycle,” the company says.

Many homeowners within the complaints say they feared a rear-end crash on a freeway.