Elon Musk's Tesla denies claims of unintended acceleration in vehicles

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, with a Model S car. Photo: Reuters, 2016

Petition demands recall of 500,000+ cars over alleged defect

Electric car maker Tesla said on Monday there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles, as petition signature-gatherers demanding a federal safety investigation have claimed.

From Reuters:

On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it would review the petition and released a redacted version that said “Tesla vehicles experience unintended acceleration at rates far exceeding other cars on the roads.”

The petition urged the agency to recall all Tesla vehicles, the Model S, Model X and Model 3, produced beginning in 2013. It cited media reports of crashes attributed to unintended acceleration and complaints filed with NHTSA.

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Tesla rebuffs U.S. safety recall petition, says no unintended acceleration in vehicles