According to reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) allows any customer to file complaints about all their vehicle defects. Today, a Tesla owner has logged onto the NHTSA website and reported a crash allegedly caused by FSD Beta. It is worth mentioning that this should be the first time NHTSA has received such complaints.
Tesla Model Y owners claimed that when turning left, Model Y was still approaching after spotting the oncoming vehicle. This consumer lives in California, USA. He owns a Model Y rear-drive model, but it is still unclear whether it is a standard-endurance or long-range model. According to the owner, the L2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) of Model Y was turned on before the incident. When the car is turning left, FSD should have decided to “invade” a nearby lane.
According to the report published on the NHTSA website, the car first sounded the alarm. When the car turned halfway to the left, the driver tried to drive the car back to the correct lane, but the car took over and forced itself into the wrong lane. This leads to unsafe maneuvers and puts all relevant personnel in danger. After Model Y turned into a nearby lane, it was invaded by the car in the lane to avoid it, causing the two cars to collide. The accident resulted in Model Y “severely damaged on the driver’s side.
There is no name or any other reference to the accident, such as the location of the accident, so it is impossible for the outside world to verify whether the accident is true. Most importantly, NHTSA stated that it may delete unverifiable complaints. At present, the complaint report for FSD Beta is still displayed on the NHTSA website.
In fact, this is not the first report of a dangerous situation caused by FSD when a vehicle turns left. There are many public videos on YouTube showing that many Tesla owners said that they would still approach the vehicle in the opposite lane even if they found the vehicle in the opposite lane when driving, causing the lives of drivers and passengers to be at risk. If the above complaint is true, it will be the first crash involving FSD Beta.
The crux of the problem is that the driver involved in Model Y believes that FSD is dangerous. If NHTSA finally recognizes and confirms the accident, it would be equivalent to announcing that many traffic safety experts’ long-standing appeals have failed. Their requirement is: no matter what kind of information is provided to regulators, Tesla vehicles with FSD function Must comply with all other L4 level developers need to follow the rules.