US Safety Agency Rejects Petition To Recall Tesla Vehicles

Written by on 01/11/2021

US Safety Agency Rejects Petition To Recall Tesla Vehicles

Via AP News:

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency has rejected a request to investigate unintended acceleration in Tesla electric vehicles, saying the acceleration was caused by drivers pushing the wrong pedal.

Brian Sparks of California, petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in December of 2019 asking for an investigation. At the time the government had 127 owner complaints including 110 crashes and 52 injuries.

But on Friday, the agency said in documents that it did not find evidence to support opening an investigation. It said that in every case with data available for review, evidence showed the problem was caused by pedal misapplication.

The agency says there is no evidence of any fault in Tesla’s accelerator pedal assemblies, motor control systems or brake systems in any of the incidents. NHTSA says it is unlikely that an investigation would result in a recall.

Sparks, a 36-year-old investment adviser who now lives in Healdsburg, California, said in an interview Friday that Tesla vehicles have an “absurdly high” rate of sudden unintended acceleration complaints. But he said he trusts NHTSA and accepts the results of its inquiry into the matter. “If the NHTSA says there’s no defect, I consider the matter settled,” he said.

Sparks said he has traded in small amounts of Tesla shares in the past, and at the time he filed the petition, he had shorted the stock, betting that it would drop in value. But he said he also has invested expecting gains, and his investment position wasn’t the reason why he petitioned NHTSA.

The reason he filed, Sparks said, was because an acquaintance he met through social media had experienced unintended acceleration in her Tesla and could not get help from the company.

Messages were left Friday seeking comment from Tesla.

In documents posted Friday, NHTSA said Sparks eventually cited a total of 232 complaints about unintended acceleration, with the agency finding another 14. The agency said its review included analysis of event data recorder, Tesla log data and video data that it acquired during its evaluation.

The agency also wrote that there is no evidence of design factors that make it more likely for Tesla drivers to push the accelerator rather than the brake.

NHTSA said it could not substantiate allegations from owners that there was a possible electronic cause for the sudden unintended acceleration. “The theory provided of a potential electronic cause of SUA in the subject vehicles is based upon inaccurate assumptions about system design and log data,” the agency said.

NHTSA’s initial evaluation covered more than 662,000 Tesla Model S, X, 3 and Y vehicles from the 2012 through 2020 model years.

What Is The Crusade Channel?

The CRUSADE Channel, The Last LIVE! Radio Station Standing begins our LIVE programming with the flagship broadcast of The CRUSADE Channel, the internationally acclaimed and syndicated, Mike Church Show. With 28 years of professional Talk radio experience including 13 years as the premiere talk show on the SiriusXM Patriot Channel (Mike was succeeded by Steve Bannon!), The KingDude entertains and enlightens you during your morning drive. Mike brings his voluminous knowledge of the political and historical world with a magnificent list of recurring “A-List Guests” including The Lepanto Institute’s Michael Hichborn, Professor Donald Livingston, William Briggs, Brother André Marie, Carrie Gress, Congressman Thomas Massie, Congressman Ron Paul, John Horvat and too many others to list. Next up is Richard Barrett,s Barrett Brief Show, giving you the news of the day and the narrative that will follow during your lunch break!

We’ve interviewed over 200 guests, seen Brother Andre Marie notch his 260th broadcast of Reconquest; the The Mike Church Show over 1200 episodes; launched an original LIVE! News Service; written and produced 4 Feature Length original dramas including The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes and set sail on the coolest radio product ever, the 5 Minute Mysteries series! We are the ONLY outlet to cover the Impeachment of President Trump from gavel to gavel and most recently the stolen election of 2021 and President Trump’s noble efforts to expose the fraud and deceit of the greatest political heist in human history! 

Now that you have discovered The Crusade, get 30 days for FREE of our premium service just head to:

OR download our FREE app:

Did you know about the US Safety Agency? If you are interested in supporting small business, be sure to check out the official store of the Crusade Channel, the Founders Tradin Post! Not to mention our amazing collection of DVD’s, Cigars, T-Shirts, bumper stickers and other unique selection of items selected by Mike Church! 

Tagged as

CRUSADE Channel Previews

CRUSADE Preview-Call 844-527-8723 To Subscribe

Current track