Recently, there have been several accidents in China in which car owners questioned Tesla's brake failure. First, the female car owners in Henan maintained their rights on the roof, and then the female car owners of Tesla in Hainan. The video confirms the failure of Tesla's brake.
According to the owner of the car, on April 1, he drove the model 3 which he had just mentioned for a month into the basement. After releasing the accelerator, the car did not slow down significantly. The owner immediately stepped on the brake, but the brake pedal was stiff and the car made a click. Then, the vehicle hit the opposite vehicle at the original speed.
The left front of the vehicle was cut from the driver's door to the rear door of the opposite vehicle, and was finally stopped by the opposite vehicle, resulting in the damage of the two vehicles. After the accident, the owner said that the brake could be pressed to the bottom and the brake function returned to normal.
Then, at 20:30 that night, four staff members of Wuxi Tesla arrived at the scene. They test drove the car and said that the car brake was normal. When the car owner wanted to check the dash cam, he found that the video was not saved at the time of the incident.
In this regard, the staff explained that there are records in the owner's manual. If they are not saved manually or honked, the contents recorded in Tesla dash cam are deleted in an hour cycle.
Therefore, they went to the property together to check the monitoring at the time of the incident. (according to the monitoring of the Property Office, the tail light of our vehicle lights up when I step on the brake, and there is no obvious change in the speed until it hits the opposite vehicle, which lasts for 4 seconds.)
Tesla staff took a video, said they wanted to access background data, and promised to reply to the survey results by phone within 1-2 days. On April 2, the owner received a call from the director of Tesla service center in Wuxi.
According to the information collected on site and Tesla background data, there is no problem with the vehicle, and no fault is found in the braking system.
2. The background data shows that the speed of the vehicle was 26.5 yards per hour, and the ABS began to work after the brake pedal was pressed down for 0.4 seconds. The initial 1.1 second brake pressure was only 56.7 bar, and the last 0.0 seconds brake pressure reached the maximum of 120 bar. The whole process from braking to collision was recorded as 2 seconds.
3. The braking distance may not be as far as the car owner imagined, the car owner may not step on the brake enough, and the epoxy floor road may be wet and slippery in rainy days. These are the causes of the accident.
In response to the above oral reply, the owner asked Tesla to provide written investigation results and vehicle log records. But the director said he had no right to provide vehicle log records. Asked what kind of written report he can provide under his authority, he has not given a positive answer so far.
At present, car owners are still negotiating with Tesla, and their current demand is to return the car. We will also keep an eye on this.