On Friday, The US safety regular revealed more than 750 Tesla owners have complained that cars operating on the automaker’s partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made the revelation on the agency’s website.
Sources said the 14-page letter dated May 4 asks the automaker for all consumer and field reports it has received about false braking and reports of crashes, injuries, deaths, and property damage claims.
The letter also asks whether the company’s “Full Self Driving” and automatic emergency braking systems were active at the time of any incident.
According to reports, the agency started investigating phantom braking in Tesla’s Models 3 and Y last February after getting 354 complaints.
The investigation covers an estimated 416,000 vehicles from the 2021 and 2022 model years.
Moreover, it was learned that Tesla was given a deadline of June 20 to respond to the information request but says the company can ask for an extension.