Watch: Viral video of Tesla Model Y spinning out of control, causing havoc in China
Tesla said the car’s brake lights were not on when the car was traveling at high speeds and its data showed issues such as no action to press the brakes throughout the vehicle’s journey. .
Video of a Tesla Model Y racing uncontrollably through the streets of China has gone viral. Video of the incident, which is being investigated by police, was shared on Reddit and shows how the electric car continued to drive through the narrow streets of southern Guangdong province. According to reports, the driver was trying to park the car and when things went wrong, the Model Y’s park button failed to work. Instead, it just kept accelerating.
The incident happened on November 5 in the southern province of Guangdong, killing a motorcyclist and a high school girl. The video shows the Model Y racing at high speed crashing into other vehicles and a cyclist. He finally stopped after hitting another vehicle.
Chinese police are investigating the incident which could tarnish Tesla’s image in one of its biggest markets. The US-based electric vehicle maker is taking part in the investigation. The cause of the incident has not yet been identified and an unnamed member of the driver’s family said the 55-year-old had problems with the brake pedal as he was about to s stop in front of his family store.
According You’re here, the Model Y’s brake lights were not on when the car was traveling at high speed and its data showed issues such as no action to press the brakes throughout the vehicle’s travel. Reuters news agency quoted a message for Tesla, which read: “Police are currently seeking a third-party assessment agency to identify the truth behind this accident and we will actively provide all necessary assistance.”
Tesla also faced brake failure claims in China earlier. At the Shanghai auto show last year, a disgruntled customer caused a stir on social media by climbing onto a Tesla to protest the company’s handling of her complaints about faulty brakes involved in a crash. car.
Date of first publication: 14 November 2022, 09:09 IST