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 |  Sep 25 2013, 8:21 PM

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A Tesla Model S owner has filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alleging that the vehicle accelerated on its own resulting in a crash.

It’s worth noting that anyone can go onto NHTSA’s website and file a complaint. The owner is claiming that the Model S was being driven down a short driveway at about five miles per hour with the brakes applied when the vehicle suddenly accelerated, jumping a curb and landing with the front end resting on a 4.5-foot retaining wall.

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In the complaint, the owner also claims that the American electric automaker sent out an engineer to investigate and discovered that the vehicle accelerated from 18 to 100 percent in a split second. The engineer said the Model S has a safeguard to prevent the sedan from accelerating beyond 92 percent, causing the owner to believe there’s a mechanical defect in the vehicle.

A Telsa spokesperson declined to comment.

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[Source: Leftlane News]

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  • Douglass King

    Not a supporter of these limited use vehicles, but it continues to amaze me that vehicle owners continue to make fools of themselves with these silly claims. With over 20 years of claims and not one occurrence of it being legitimate, Why are folks still doing this?

  • chavitz

    Very likely this is a very much dissatisfying owner who felt fooled to buy the car and has many complaints about the car, so as to use this accident to hit Tesla

  • Honest Abe

    Four words: out of court settlement