Tesla safety News

Teenaged Cyber Prodigy Stumbles Onto Software Flaw Letting Him Hijack Teslas

David Colombo, a 19-year-old cybersecurity researcher in Germany, came upon the biggest discovery of his young career by accident. He was performing a security audit for a French company when he noticed something unusual: a software program on the company’s …

Tesla Recalls 475K Vehicles Over Camera, Trunk Safety Issues

Tesla Inc. is recalling more than 475,000 of its Model 3 and Model S electric cars to address rearview camera and trunk issues that increase the risk of crashing, the U.S. road safety regulator said. The U.S. electric vehicle manufacturer …

Safety Head Criticizes Tesla Over Its Release of New Self-Driving Software

The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Monday criticized electric carmaker Tesla Inc.’s decision to provide new self-driving software to vehicle owners without addressing safety concerns that the agency raised after a series of fatal accidents. NTSB …

National Transportation Safety Board Probes Deadly Tesla Crash in Florida

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into a crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle, the second probe by the agency of a fatal accident involving the electric carmaker’s models in less than six months. Two people were …

Safety Regulator Reports 12th Tesla Autopilot Car Crash Involving Emergency Vehicle

U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday said they had identified a 12th crash involving Tesla Inc. vehicles using advanced driver assistance systems in incidents involving emergency vehicles and demanded the automaker answer detailed questions about its Autopilot system. The National …

Tesla Auto Caught Fire During Driving, Lawyer Alleges

A Tesla Inc. Model S Plaid electric vehicle burst into flames on Tuesday while the owner was driving, just three days after the $129,900, top-of-the-range car was delivered following its June launch, an attorney for the driver told Reuters. The …

Tesla Loses Top Safety Rankings From IIHS, Consumer Reports

Two key groups that offer automobile safety ratings are yanking their top endorsements from some Tesla vehicles because the company has stopped using radar on its safety systems. Consumer Reports pulled its “Top Pick” status for Tesla’s Model 3 and …

Despite Safety Questions, Tesla Sticks With Autopilot Cameras Without Radar Sensor

Tesla Inc. said on Tuesday its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles will be equipped with cameras and no radar sensor for semi-automated driving in North America starting this month. The move came amid growing scrutiny by regulators and media …

Safety Agency Dismisses Claims of Faulty Acceleration Against Tesla

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it would not grant a petition seeking a formal review of 662,000 Tesla vehicles for claims of sudden unintended acceleration (SUA). The U.S. auto safety regulator said its review of the December …

Latest Tesla Safety Probe Involves 115,000 Vehicles Over Front Suspension

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday said it had opened a formal investigation into around 115,0000 Tesla vehicles over a front suspension safety issue. The auto safety regulator said it was opening a preliminary evaluation into …