Washington, D.C. — The NHTSA has opened up an investigation after receiving 354 reports of phantom braking in Tesla vehicles.
The NHTSA’s report says that the office of Defects investigation received 354 complaints of ‘phantom braking’ by consumers over the past nine months. Many of these complaints detailed unexpected braking while driving at highway speeds, along with random and rapid deceleration – often within a single drive cycle.
This may be caused by the associated vehicles’ advanced driver assistance system which allows automatic braking and steering within lanes.
The NHTSA estimates that as many as 416,000 2021-2022 Model 3 & Ys may be at risk of unexpectedly braking.
For the full NHTSA report, click here.