A total of 63445 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 6.4%, or 4064 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 7.2%, or 4597 were crash related, and 1.6%, or 1020 complaints describe fire-related incidents.
Sever death wobble at speed and while breaking. Stealing wheel jerks violently to the point vehicle control is difficult.
THE HEADLIGHTS FLICKER FOR A QUARTER SECOND, AND THEN WORK FINE FOR A FEW MINUTES DURING NIGHT DRIVING. THIS OCCURS ON AVERAGE OF ABOUT ONCE EVERY 4 MINUTES OF DRIVING WITH THE HEADLIGHTS ON. ACCORDING TO JEEP FORUMS ONLINE, THIS HAS BEEN A KNOWN SAFETY ISSUE IN Grand CherokeeS. DURING NIGHT TRIPS IN RURAL AREAS, I AM CONCERNED THAT THIS ISSUE COULD BECOME MORE DETRIMENTAL. THERE ARE NO STREETLIGHTS, AND MANY WHITETAIL DEER AND OTHER HAZARDS ARE MADE UNAVOIDABLE WITHOUT HEADLIGHTS, OR WITH DISTRACTION CAUSED BY THIS FLICKERING. THIS HAPPENS REGARDLESS OF SPEED, TURNING, OR ELECTRONICS TURNED ON. IT IS EVEN MORE FRUSTRATING THAT REPLICATING THIS ISSUE IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE DURING THE DAYTIME (WHEN MECHANICS ARE WORKING).
My wife was pulling into a parking spot at her school at a slow rate of speed (as she was parking between 2 cars). The vehicle was in chill mode, which means that it cannot accelerate at a high rate of speed. When she was roughly ¾ of the way into the parking spot with her foot on the brake, the vehicle accelerated on its own as if it was in performance mode. It went over a curb and into a chain link fence (which was roughly 10-12 feet past the curb) before she could get the vehicle to stop itself. This was at an elementary school and children were present. Fortunately no one was hurt. Tesla has yet to respond to our inquiries regarding the incident.
The car has a several second delay when pressing the gas pedal in the engine idle auto on/off feature. I have not heard of any recalls or fixes to this problem. Dealer has no fix for problem.
Lost power while driving on a city street. Battery light came on. D on the gear shift was flashing. Was able to restart vehicle and travel for about 300 feet and then lost power again. Vehicle would not restart after many attempts. Finally restarted after showing no signs that it was going to. Was able to make it back home without incident which was less than a half mile away.