Recently a Tesla stock short seller submitted a petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) alleging that Tesla vehicles have unintentionally accelerated and contributed to or caused 110 crashes and 52 injuries.
Tesla has denied these complaints and said that they are “completely false”.
However, regardless of who submitted the complaint to the NHTSA there have apparently been 127 complaints about the Tesla vehicles suddenly accelerating.
The short-seller stated, “I am concerned that these complaints reflect a systemic defect that has not been investigated by NHTSA. I am also concerned that these potential defects represent risk to the safety of Tesla drivers their passengers and the public.”
The NHTSA has stated that the scope of the allegations of sudden acceleration is broad and could apply to half-a-million Tesla vehicles including the Model 3 Model S and Model X sedans and SUVs made from 2013 through 2019.
At this time the NHTSA is only investigating the complaints that were contained in the petition but has yet to open a formal probe or issue a recall of the Tesla vehicles.
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