Tesla Complaints

  • 2066 Complaints
  • 394 Crashes
  • 38 Fires
  • 244 Injuries
  • 65 Fatalities
  • A total of 2066 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 11.8%, or 244 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 19.1%, or 394 were crash related, and 1.8%, or 38 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Apr-03, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 11:26 May-12, 2021

CONCERNING NHTSA RECALL 21V-035, FOR Tesla Model S EMMC MEMORY. I HAD MY MCU REPLACED IN APRIL, 2020 BY TESLA IN PEABODY, MASSACHUESTTS AT MY OWN EXPENSE, TO ADDRESS FAILING EMMC MEMORY AS COVERED BY RECALL 21V-035. UNDER THE TERMS OF THE RECALL, TESLA HAS PROMISED TO REIMBURSE OWNERS WHO HAD WORK DONE TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND PAID OUT-OF-POCKET. I WAS ONE OF THESE OWNERS. TESLA IS STEADFASTLY REFUSING TO REIMBURSE MY CLAIM, DESPITE BEING THE ONLY OPTION OFFERED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE WHICH SHOWED SYMPTOMS EXCLUSIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH FAILURE OF THE EMMC MEMORY. I WOULD LIKE NHTSA'S HELP WITH GETTING THE REFUND THAT TESLA OWES ME. THE INVOICE FOR THE WORK IS ATTACHED.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: May-11, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 01:05 May-12, 2021

FRONT SEATS HAVE A MANUAL DOOR RELEASE IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES. REAR OCCUPANTS DO NOT HAVE AN EMERGENCY DOOR RELEASE. I DO NOT WANT MY CHILDREN TO DIE IN A FIREBALL DEATH INSIDE THE CAR. PLEASE ASK TESLA TO RETROFIT THE FIX THEY PROVIDED TO OTHER Model 3 CARS. PLEASE SEE THIS VIDEO ON THE TESLA FIX: HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/M6REH0CSYZK (JUMP AHEAD TO THE 2 MIN MARK). MY CAR DOES NOT HAVE THIS ON EITHER SIDE FOR THE REAR OCCUPANTS. PLEASE SEE ATTACKED PICTURE.

Parts: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • Date of Incident: Apr-12, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-12, 2021

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2016 Tesla Model X. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER STOPPING AND PRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY EXPERIENCED UNINTENDED ACCELERATION AND DROVE FORWARD CAUSING THE DRIVER TO LOOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND CRASH INTO A BUSH AND DRIVE OFF A RETAINING WALL. DURING THE INCIDENT THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED AND THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. NO POLICE REPORT WAS TAKEN. THE LOCAL TESLA SERVICE CENTER LOCATED AT 52 DERWOOD CIR, ROCKVILLE, MD 20850 WAS NOTIFIED OF THE INCIDENT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000. INVALID VIN.

Parts: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • Date of Incident: Apr-21, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 17:55 May-11, 2021

THERE IS A BUILDUP OF WATER AND CONDENSATION IN THE REAR TAIL LIGHTS OF MY VEHICLE. THE ISSUE IS KNOWN BY TESLA AS THEY REPLACED THE SAME PROBLEM BEFORE, HOWEVER, NOW THEY ARE NOT COVERING IT UNDER WARRANTY EVEN THOUGH IT IS A COMMON PROBLEM AMONG Model 3 OWNERS.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERLANE DEPARTUREFORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • Date of Incident: May-08, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 17:46 May-11, 2021

MY Tesla Model S HAS THE V1 HARDWARE, ALSO KNOWN AS MCUV1, WITH THE DAUGHTERBOARD EMMC REPLACEMENT FROM THE PREVIOUS RECALL RUNNING ON FIRMWARE 2020.48.37.1. THE SOUND FOR THE ENTIRE CAR WILL CUT OUT. IT MIGHT COME BACK, BUT EVEN A REBOOT OF THE CAR DOES NOT SOLVE ANYTHING. THESE SOUNDS MAY INCLUDE BLINKER NOISE, SPEED LIMIT CHIMES, LANE DEPARTURE WARNING, AUTOPILOT ENGAGE/DIS-ENGAGE CHIMES, GEAR WARNINGS, COLLISION SAFETY CHIMES, EARLY BRAKING WARNING, AND A LOT MORE SAFETY-RELATED SOUNDS. THIS HAPPENS EVERY TIME I DRIVE THE CAR, NOT JUST THE REPORTED DATE. I HAVE BROUGHT IT IN FOR REPAIRS NUMEROUS TIMES, BUT THIS HAS NEVER BEEN ADDRESSED. I AM ONLY TOLD TO WAIT FOR A NEW FIRMWARE UPGRADE, WHICH I HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS NOW SINCE I FIRST REPORTED THE ISSUE TO TESLA. THIS ONLY HAPPENS WITH MCUV1 CARS AND THEY HAVE REFUSED TO PROVIDE A FREE HARDWARE UPGRADE EVEN AFTER MY INCESSANT REPORTS AND APPOINTMENTS STATING THAT IT IS UNSAFE.

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