Tesla Complaints

  • 2048 Complaints
  • 392 Crashes
  • 38 Fires
  • 243 Injuries
  • 65 Fatalities
  • A total of 2048 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 11.9%, or 243 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 19.1%, or 392 were crash related, and 1.9%, or 38 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • Date of Incident: May-08, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 19:01 May-08, 2021

I was stopped, preparing to pull into my garage, when the car accelerated rapidly and smashed through my wall, breaking freezer & sheving unit in my garage. It also damaged many items in the bathroom and laundry room, doors, and walls on other side of garage wall. This is the 2nd incident, in 2019 the same thing happened on a street. I was stopped in traffic and when i started to move the car accelerated and hit the car in front of me. After the first incident i did not file a claim. Tesla was certain that i had accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of brake, and accepted that. In both incidents the car felt as though it was flying, the car was moving so fast.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: May-07, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 17:59 May-07, 2021

Tesla continues to make thousands of new cars but it has yet to resolve the recall (21v-035) claiming that it lacks parts. My tesla has had screen blackouts and has lost important functions while driving due to the inadequate chip capacity which needs replacing under the recal.

Parts: WHEELS
  • Date of Incident: May-06, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-07, 2021

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 Tesla Model X. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE REVERSING, THE FRONT DRIVER?S SIDE WHEEL BENT WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO TESLA (6701 AMADOR PLAZA RD, DUBLIN, CA 94568, (925)361-1173) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FORK LINK ASSEMBLY KIT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 60,500.

Parts: TIRES
  • Date of Incident: Dec-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 14:01 May-06, 2021

Premature tire failure

Parts: AIR BAGSUNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: May-05, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 01:11 May-06, 2021

The vanity mirrors can easily fell off from the sun visors. I got this problem, and found the heavy mirror is glued by white double sided adhesive tape which will loss adhesion at high temperatures. Then the mirror fell because of gravity. Although, there is a plastic mirror cover, the cover has very fragile thin spin axles. I did not witness the whole process, but since i do not use that mirror so the mirror cover should not be damaged before this happed. So i guess that in my case the fallen mirror smashed the cover, and the cover axles are broken and so the cover got opened automatically and let the mirror came out. There are airbags behind the sun visors, so the falling mirrors and covers are not only a risk factor for daily driving but also may cause severe injury when the airbags are activated. I do not use that mirror, i only use the sun visors, so this is definitely a car defect. The fallen mirror is not showed in my pictures. When i found the problem, the cover was not completely detached from the sun visor, since i cannot close it anymore and it seems like will falling soon, so i pulled it off.

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