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Tesla Model 3, Model Y investigated for sudden braking complaints
Tesla Model 3, Model Y investigated for sudden braking complaints

Tesla vehicles are under regulatory safety scrutiny once again, the Automotive News reported Thursday. The NHTSA opened a probe to investigate widespread owner complaints of sudden braking in the 2021-2022 Tesla Model 3 compact sedan and Model Y compact crossover. The probe, which often times...Read More»

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Tesla fixes recall of 817,000 cars with software update

Nearly every recently made Tesla in the electric automaker's lineup has a faulty seatbelt chime that may not activate upon startup, the NHTSA disclosed on Monday. The lack of a chime results in noncompliance with the NHTSA regulations. If the driver forgets that their seat belt is off, it could...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S recalled for risk of hood flying open

Tesla will recall the 2014-2021 Model S electric sedan for a front latch issue that could cause the hood to open while driving, the NHTSA disclosed last week. In some cars, the secondary hood latch that secures the lid of the frunk is misaligned, Tesla said in paperwork filed with the NHTSA. If the...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3
Tesla recalls all 2017-2020 Model 3 electric cars

Tesla will recall all 2017-2020 Model 3 electric sedans due to a malfunctioning rearview camera, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The issue with the country's bestselling electric vehicle stems from the trunk design more than the camera itself. The trunk harness holds a coaxial cable that provides the...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3
Tesla OTA triggers false emergency braking, causes recall fixed by another OTA

Tesla's latest over-the-air update can activate the automatic emergency braking system without any need for braking, increasing the risk of a rear-end collision, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The 11,704 affected vehicles across the electric car maker's lineup came equipped with its misnamed...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model Y
Tesla hikes price of Model 3, Model Y by $2,000

Tesla increased the price of the Model 3 compact sedan and related Model Y compact crossover this week. The base price of each electric vehicle increases by $2,000, and that follows a $1,000 price hike in July. The Performance trims of each model also increase by $1,000. The Model 3 Standard Range...Read More»

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NHTSA investigates safety of Tesla Autopilot

The U.S. auto safety agency NHTSA on Monday announced a probe to investigate Tesla Autopilot and the driver-assistance system's involvement in nearly a dozen crashes with emergency vehicles. The probe encompasses 765,000 vehicles made from 2014-2021, covering nearly every Tesla model, including the...Read More»

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Tesla Model 3 top safety rating restored by IIHS

When it comes to safety, Tesla's camera-based system proved just as effective in avoiding or mitigating crashes in the Tesla Model 3 as its old radar-based system, according to testing conducted by the IIHS. The non-profit agency funded by the insurance industry announced today that it had restored...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model Y
Tesla announces 3 recalls of Model 3 and Model Y for brake, seat belt issues

Tesla issued three recalls for the Model 3 electric compact sedan and mechanically related Model Y electric compact crossover, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The largest of the three recalls affects the 2019-2021 Model 3 and 2020-2021 Model Y for a potentially loose brake caliper on 5,974 vehicles...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3, Model Y lose top safety ratings after dropping radar

Safety agencies deemed newer Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles less safe due to a Tesla update intended to make the vehicles more safe. The NHTSA, IIHS, and Consumer Reports all downgraded safety ratings following Tesla's announcement earlier this week of its transition away from radar-based...Read More»

2017 Tesla Model S
Tesla capitulates in recall of Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure

Tesla relented to the NHTSA's request to recall nearly 135,000 electric vehicles for failures of a 17-inch touchscreen in 2012-2018 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2018 Tesla Model X SUV. The interface can fail, resulting in a loss of the rearview camera and other "safety-related vehicle functions,"...Read More»

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Tesla refreshes Model S with 520-mile range, goofy steering wheel

Tesla unveiled the first major refresh of its flagship Model S electric performance sedan on Wednesday, and it was not an over-the-air update. The interior gets a major overhaul with an airplane-inspired steering wheel and the powertrain adds a third motor in some versions. Top-performance versions...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y earns 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA

The Tesla Model Y compact crossover SUV aced crash tests performed by the NHTSA, the federal automotive safety agency reported Tuesday. The Model Y electric crossover earned top marks of five stars in every single crash test, including frontal, side, and rollover protection. Most crossover SUVs...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model X
Tesla suspension investigated by the NHTSA; Model Y, Model X recalled

Dozens of Tesla owner complaints prompted an investigation into suspension issues for older model Tesla vehicles built in the early half of 2016, the NHTSA announced on Friday. Regulators are investigating the 2015-2017 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2017 Model X SUV for a front suspension link issue...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model Y
First drive: 2020 Tesla Model Y charts an electric crossover-SUV course

The Model Y compact crossover might not be the best Tesla, but it’s the one that best advances Elon Musk’s goal of the mass adoption of electric vehicles. With a sporty crossover profile that’s all the rage, strong performance, plenty of range, and an advanced but simplified...Read More»

Tesla Model Y
Tesla lowers Model Y price to $51,190, raises price on Autopilot

Tesla dropped the price of the Model Y small crossover on Saturday just months after the electric car went on sale. The Model Y Long Range dropped $3,000 to start at $51,190, including a destination fee of $1,200. The price of the Model Y Performance dropped $1,000 to $61,190. Tesla's federal tax...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model S with EPA-rated range of 402 miles
Tesla Model S: 402-mile range exceeds many gas cars

Tesla continues to lead the charge for electric vehicle range. The Tesla Model S Long Range Plus sedan has an unprecedented 402-mile rating, the American automaker announced on Monday. The EPA has yet to confirm the rating of the range leader, but in a post on its site, Tesla claims it is "an...Read More»

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tesla Model 3: Best Electric Car To Buy 2020

Not long after the Tesla Model 3 went on sale in earnest in 2018, something funny happened. Not only did the small electric sedan quickly outsell every other electric car available for that year, it also outsold nearly every luxury car on the road. Almost overnight, "Tesla" became the byword for...Read More»

Tesla Model 3 crash
Tesla Model 3 finally earns brand's IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The Tesla Model 3 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award in crash-test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Model 3 electric vehicle earned top “Good” ratings on all six crash tests, as well as a “Good” rating for its headlights from the nation's...Read More»

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