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Nearly two dozen additional Tesla owners have signed onto a lawsuit claiming the Bay Area car maker’s mass-market Model 3 sedan shares a dangerous glitch with two other models.
The suit, originally filed in January by eight plaintiffs in six states, on Monday expanded to 23 plaintiffs in 11 states. The Tesla owners allege the Palo Alto electric vehicle firm “has been intentionally overlooking a dangerous problem while rushing its vehicles to market.”
While incidents of “sudden un-commanded acceleration” were reported earlier with the company’s Model X SUV and Model S sedan, the alleged problem is now “appearing in the Model 3 as well,” the suit claims.
“A defect causes the Model X, Model S, and Model 3 to accelerate suddenly without prompting from the driver. These vehicles are capable of full power acceleration and achieving high speeds even if no one presses the acceleration pedal.”
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However in response to a petition claiming some of its vehicles suffered from such a defect. So the company admitted it in a January blog post. They added that, “There is no ‘unintended acceleration’ in Tesla vehicles”. Finally and that “the car accelerates if, and only if, the driver told it to do so.”
So in conclusion, the suit cites 195 complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. All about the purported sudden-acceleration that are allegedly affecting Tesla cars.
Consequently, fifty-two of the complaints concerned the Model 3. All the while 47 concerned the Model X. Finally and 96 concerned the Model S. This is according to the suit that was filed; Central California U.S. District Court.
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