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anyone see this weird rumor going around that unattended acceleration filed with NHTSA?

looks like the shorts are at it again, or some dumb owner and his dumb wife trying to blame tesla!


I believe Model S are extensively logged whether it is for the press or consumers.

How do you think that it could tweet:

The only difference is: There is no need to tell a reporter that "Dude! Please cheat very cunningly because be warned that each and every of your action is logged."

However, for owners, remember you kept signing papers after papers? One of them is: “TELEMATICS SERVICES SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT GENERAL SERVICES TERMS AND CONDITIONS”

@TAM - From my understanding of what you've said, and your testing the brake doesn't override the throttle. It only displays a warning?

So lets say you're in a safe place to test, and you have your right foot on the throttle (to simulate a stuck throttle), and then you use your left foot to brake. Does the brake completely disengage the throttle?

I can't do this test because I scheduled my delivery for march.

^ I know you did the opposite, but I'm also curious about whether there is a time limit. In the Roadster they had a time limit of how long they could both be held down for.

According to this thread hitting both the throttle, and the brake at the same time overrides the throttle.

I have a feeling like there is a delay between the time when it detects that both pedals are being depressed to the time it turns off the throttle.

and that's why some owners claim hitting both pedals overrides the throttle, and some say it doesn't. Where everyone is agreement that it does display a warning.

@S4WRXTTCS | SEPTEMBER 26, 2013: According to this thread hitting both the throttle, and the brake at the same time overrides the throttle.

This is not true. Hitting the throttle and brake at the same time causes both of them to be engaged. The brake eventually wins, but the car still tries to accelerate.

I read the Tesla engineer's comment as the only way it makes any sense:

The [software] accelerator is limited to 92%, the physical pedal can go to 100%.

I was doing some research before placing my order. I heard about the first one, about the woman backing up, then 4 days later a man reported another one going forward. I read his account on the NHSTA website. He when into great detail, his car had 10K, he said he was pulling into a parking garage and all of a sudden the car took off, as he took his foot off the brake. He said he never depressed the accelerator. He said in a split second he had crashed into another car. He also said that Tesla told their employees not to talk to him. I'm waiting to see if anymore shoes drop. His accident happened in late July, but it looks like he contacted NHSTA, after he heard about the reverse Lady. There was one more several months ago, when a 71 year old ran thru a fish restaurant. She claimed the car took off on it's own, she never complained to NHSTA.

So, have you ordered one yet? Here's some perspective on the filing:

I'm surprised nobody has heard about the 2nd compliant, just go to NHSTA's website. So far there's only 5 total. 2 for acceleration, one for steering, and 2 for smell. I'm still waiting, I brought a Toyota Camry, and had a bad experience, with their recall over unintended acceleration.

Ever since people got paid for the Toyota fiasco there have been claims of unintended acceleration across many brands. Oddly, almost no occurrence of the problem before it became so widely popularized in the media. I'm calling BS on most of the reports and user error on the rest.

These "unintended accelerations" are real, the driver did not intend to hit the accelerator or intend to hit a wall or intend to hit another car or intend hit a restaurant or intend or intend...can you tell I'm calling BS!

An update on my brake vs. accelerator tests.

My report above is now obsolete. Brake override was not present when I tested in a very earlier software update version in the far past.

However, brake override has been very effective with later versions.

Thus, nowadays, brake always wins every time. Your accelerator cannot break free from a brake. It's a dead stop!

And that's exactly what I like! Thanks Tesla!

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