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I was skeptical...

Discussion in 'Model X' started by bushburner, May 17, 2017.

  1. bushburner

    bushburner Member

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    of all the sudden acceleration stories. When I read those drivers account, I always blamed it on drivers error (stepping on accelerator pedal and not the brake pedal or pulling on the cc stalk and not the signal stalk.

    I had a sudden acceleration incident today, but luckily I reacted quick enough before hitting the car parked in front of me. I was driving my son to school this morning and was pulling up to park behind a car on the street. I slowly pulled forward, turning the wheel right to hug the curve and then left to straighten out the wheel. And as I let my foot off the accelerator, the car lunged forward, but I slammed on the brake before the car was able to move any further. Luckily the car in front of me was another 5 ft away.

    I can concretely say that I did not press the accelerator or did my left hand touch the cc stalk when the car lunged forward. The incident left me spooked a bit, hopefully it won't happen again. I didn't call tesla to have the logs pulled because I was busy this morning. Maybe I'll call later to have the logs pulled and see what they say. You guys can interpret this how you want, I just wanted to share my account.
     
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  2. AnxietyRanger

    AnxietyRanger Well-Known Member

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    Well, this would explain why Tesla refuses to share logs to customers.
     
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  3. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    Creep on or off?
     
  4. MorrisonHiker

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    Was there a lot of loose gravel or water along the curb?
     
  5. bushburner

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    No loose gravel or water.
     
  6. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2017.28 c528869

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    Was TACC enabled?
     
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    You kept driving after that? And if so, did it happen again?
     
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    How confident are you? Should I short the stock?
     
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  9. BerTX

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    I have had an issue with the Driver Profiles and the key fob setting them. My wife drives with creep, and I do not. I have had times when I have entered the driver's side when she was getting into the passenger side. The seat was at a setting I could live with, so I put the car in go and drive away. I pull up to a stoplight and take my foot off of the go-pedal and the car starts moving forward.

    Turns out the car did not properly recognize the driver from the fob and set it to my seat settings (or close to it) but her profile, with creep.

    Not saying that's what happened here, but just relaying info.
     
  10. bushburner

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    TACC wasn't enabled.

    Walked my kid to class and drove it home and no other unintended acceleration to report.

    Very confident. Short the stock.

    Drivers profile was mines.
     
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    Please contact Tesla (call your local Service Center) and ask them to review the logs, giving them the time of the incident. Then please post what you hear from them after they review the logs.

    Please keep in mind that Tesla does not retain vehicle logs indefinitely. You need to call them ASAP.

    To those who asked about creep being on: even if it was on (and OP says it wasn't) that would not make the car "lunge" forward, as I understand the meaning of the word: "a sudden forward thrust".
     
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  12. bushburner

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    Called tesla, they said they will report back within 48 hours. I will report back when they do.
     
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    Do you think you were going faster than 18 mph while making your parking maneuvers? Because that's the only way you could have engaged TACC accidentally.
     
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    I was going 2-3 mph max.
     
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    Pure speculation: I wonder if steering angle made regen turn off?
     
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    Regen shouldn't be active at that low of a speed.
     
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    That was my thought also but I'm just spit-balling it.
     
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    If tesla answers my B. It was sudden acceleration.

    Would you
    A short the stock
    B let it effect your ownership (sell car or not rebuy)
    C both
    D nothing


    I know they won't say that, but we have a week in Elon time to wait till tesla answers to talk about it.
     
  19. Saghost

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    Huh?

    I don't think an accidental TACC engagement is a factor here, but I can engage TACC at any speed, from zero mph on up, as long as my foot isn't on the brake.

    I think 18 mph is the lowest speed it can be set to, but it can be engaged below that.
     
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  20. BigMskiman

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    NO, I can engage TACC & Autosteering at almost a stop.
    new |v8.1(17.17.4)| AP2 |
     
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