Tesla customers have reported thousands of problems with the Full Self-Driving (FSD) system over several years. This is stated in the 100 GB of data that Tesla whistleblowers gave to the German publication Handelsblatt, writes The Verge.
The information, which includes complaints from drivers in the US, Europe and Asia, covers the period from 2015 to March 2022. In that time, the company’s customers have reported more than 2,400 self-acceleration and 1,500 braking problems, including 139 reports of unintended emergency braking and 383 reports of “phantom stops” due to false collision warnings.
Some incidents involved sudden braking or sudden acceleration. Some drivers were able to safely manage it, but there were also those who ended up in a ditch, hit a wall or crashed into oncoming cars. According to the documents, Tesla prefers to keep data about its vehicles secret.
We will remind that recently the US senators sent to the CEO of Tesla Elon Musk a letter expressing concern over reports that Tesla is using arbitration clauses in contracts to avoid public liability for rampant workplace discrimination and shocking vehicle safety lapses.
Tesla previously announced that its electric car supply in the first quarter of 2023 was 422,875 units, including 412,180 Model 3 and Y and 10,695 Model S and X. This is a record for Tesla, 36% higher than the results of the first quarter of 2022 and by 4% – the previous quarter.