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Acceleration Failure

Discussion in 'Model S' started by chargeplate, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. chargeplate

    chargeplate New Member

    Nov 6, 2016
    I was driving my 2013 S85 on a three lane highway in the left lane. I wanted to quickly pass a car in the middle lane, so I accelerated quickly. When I did that, I felt a horrible shuddering of the vehicle, and lost the accelerator completely!!!! I was only able to cross 2 lanes of traffic with the forward motion of the vehicle. Luckily I coasted to the shoulder and stopped using the brake. I put the car in Park. It was then that I noticed the transmission letters (P R N D) were red. After applying the brakes and putting the car in park, the letters (P R N D) turned white again. I was then able to use the accelerator and accelerate slowly back into traffic. I thought I did something wrong, like mistake the transmission handle for the turn signal. But that was not the case, as this problem has happened to me two other times with fast acceleration.
    Has this ever happened to anyone else? What is going on? Is this the dreaded drive train problem I have read about? Any thoughts would be appreciated. I am calling service tomorrow
  2. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    Use the search function here and look for "Red PRND".

    It brings up a bunch of threads which talked about it. Unfortunately the Drive Unit is one of the issues among others.
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