2020 TESLA MODEL 3 VIN: 5YJ3E1EA6LF596971

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VIN 5YJ3E1EA6LF596971 Decoding Tesla Vin Decoder

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Make

TESLA

Manufacturer Name

TESLA, INC.

Model

Model 3

Model Year

2020

Plant City

FREMONT

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

CALIFORNIA

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Steering Location

Left-Hand Drive (LHD)

Fuel Type - Primary

Electric

Electrification Level

BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle)

Other Engine Info

Single motor -Standard/Performance

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Type 2 manual seatbelts (FR, SR*3), PODS

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Knee Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2020 TESLA MODEL 3 Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
6.6%

2020 TESLA MODEL 3 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso/Pelvis Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Driver, Front Passenger
Additional Air Bags None
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5YJ3E1EA6LF596971

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

April 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363371
Consumer Location: COSTA MESA, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA6LF****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH FRONT DOOR AT THE BOTTOM HAS SHARP EDGE THAT SLICE MY LEG WHEN I WORK OUT OF THE CAR. AT 65 MPH ON FREWAY WITH MINOR ROUGH SURFACE, VEHICLE ZIG ZAG SWAY BACK AND FORTH. ONLY ON MINOR ROUGH ROAD FREEWAY SURFACE

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363383
Consumer Location: COSTA MESA, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA6LF****

Summary of Complaint

JUST PURCHASE THE AUTO PILOT, WHEN COMING TO A STOP, SOMETIME IT PASS THE WHITE LINE. WHILE GOING STRIGHT,WHEN SIGNAL TO CHANGE LANE TO BYPASS THE SLOW CAR, IT MERGE INTO LEFT TURN AT THE STOP LIGHT. WHEN THE VHEICLE IS GOING AROUND A LEFT CORNER, IT VEER TO THE RIGHT AND DROVE ON THE SHOULD LANE. THE SAME THING HAPPEN GOING TO THE RIGHT CORNER. WHEN TAKE OFF FROM THE GREEN LIGHT, SOMETIME IT SLOWLY,SLOWLY,SLOWLY INCREASE SPEED EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO CAR IN FRONT OF IT. WHEN SLOW DOWN, IT WAIT THE LAST MINUTE AND TURN THE CAR. ALL MY STUFF ON THE SEAT FLY EVERY WHERE .WHEN APPROACHING A CORNER, IT WOULD SPEED UP AND MAKE A QUICK TURN.. WHEN USING A NAVIGATION, IT TURN INTOI A DEAD END INSTEAD OF THE RIGHT ROUTE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

November 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11441144
Consumer Location: LA CRESCENTA, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA5LF****

Summary of Complaint

Driving on Autopilot on a city street at 35 MPH speed limit, while passing next to a UPS truck parked on the right side of the street at the curb, but slightly protruding outside the parking lane, due to its size, my car sideswiped the parked UPS truck, causing scratches on my car and totally obliterating my passenger side mirror. My vehicle did not stop or try to veer away from the parked UPS truck, causing at a minimum $700 damage to my vehicle.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

November 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11440607
Consumer Location: FRESNO, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EB5LF****

Summary of Complaint

https://youtu.be/_vSGyqX0HZg My car is constantly running red lights when on "Full Self-Driving". They claim that it should stop at red lights but it very often confused the left turn red for the green in the straight lane. The car randomly serves at other traffic for no apparent reason. The car randomly slams on the brakes super hard for no apparent reason. Full Self-Driving is UNSAFE

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11439769
Consumer Location: LYNNWOOD, WA
VIN: 5yj3e1ebslf****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owned a 2020 Tesla Model 3. The contact stated that while his wife was driving at 60 MPH on autopilot, she lost control of the vehicle due to an unknown reason. Once his wife lost control of the vehicle, she had run the vehicle into a fence. The airbags deployed upon impact. The contact's wife did not suffer any injuries and did not seek any medical attention. A police report was filed. Due to the failure, the vehicle was towed to an independent tow yard where the vehicle was deemed a total loss. The contact filled out a form online to recover the data from the vehicle but was later informed that only California residence could have access to that information. The vehicle had been destroyed. The failure mileage was approximately 14,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

October 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11438921
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EBXLF****

Summary of Complaint

While turning into a parking spot in a covered parking garage the car seemed to speed up and lurch. It hit the cement wall and pushed the car back with such force the air bags deployed. Thank God it was just a wall. The car is now at the repair garage and have not heard back regarding how much damage and if the car is going to be "totaled". When I mentioned this at a party we were at, a friend of mine said she had the same problem. There were no collision warnings. It happened in a split second. The parking garage was at my Doctors office so I was able to have my wrist x-ryed right then. No serious injury. Just a little leary of driving this model car if not any electric vehicle.

Components: LANE DEPARTURE

October 25, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11438166
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA3LF****

Summary of Complaint

The lane departure assistance in my car was malfunctioning. Yes it is available for inspection if you would like. Today I.e. 10/25/2021, I was driving manually on Interstate 5. The car wasn’t on autopilot or cruise control. I was trying to merge into right lane and had my right turn signal on and made sure there was no one in my blind spot. As I was merging there was a warning signal and message displayed on the screen that read something like- lane departing corrective steering applied. The car was trying to pull me back into the lane I was departing from and it was applying sudden brakes to slow me down. I had to apply lot of force to the steering wheel to pull the car into the lane I was trying to merge. It was rush hour traffic and the cars around me were going pretty fast. It was a really dangerous situation and there could have been a big collision if I didn’t apply that force to bring the car into the right lane. There were no warning signs leading up to what happened today. But there was some malfunctioning in my car previously when the car just stopped without any warning on the ramp to my driveway. It’s a steep ramp and the car stopped all of a sudden and would not move. I contacted Tesla service about this and no action was taken whatsoever. I am really concerned about the safety of myself and the drivers around me not knowing what kind of bugs are going to come up in the future. Please take some action to make Tesla responsible for this.

Components: STRUCTURE

October 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11438169
Consumer Location: MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ
VIN: 5yj3e1eb0lf****

Summary of Complaint

Aero shield on the model 3 collapses when driving through a puddle of water. Tesla said they fixed the issue. I was charged for the service to do it which was $250.that was in June 2021x And now again today October 2021, the same thing happened and they said that won’t be covered under warranty

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11435080
Consumer Location: BIRMINGHAM, MI
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA3LF****

Summary of Complaint

My front windshield has chipped and then cracked twice in about 6 months. I heard a pebble hit the windshield the first time, but it sounded very small and I did not expect it to chip/crack. The second time I didn’t even hear anything hit it. My friend has the same vehicle and her back windshield cracked unexpectedly and another friend’s cracked when she hit a bug that was on the windshield with her hand.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11430258
Consumer Location: RIVERVIEW, FL
VIN: 5yj3e1ea1lf****

Summary of Complaint

The contact stated that while idling and waiting to pick up the elementary school kids in their vehicle, a 2020 Tesla Model 3 suddenly experienced unintended acceleration causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into the rear of the contact's vehicle and trailer. During the incident, the contact sustained a lower back injury and the driver of the Tesla Model 3 suffered a chest injury. A police report was taken at the scene. No further information was available. The failure mileage was unknown.

Components: STEERING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11429386
Consumer Location: PALMETTO, FL
VIN: 5yj3e1ec1lf****

Summary of Complaint

I was driving down the Interstate and had my Tesla on Self driving. For no reason at all it did a aggressive left turn causing me to go off the road into the median. It tore up pieces of my car and Tesla wouldn’t do anything about it and have no idea why it went off the road. I have a video of the Incident

Components: STEERING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 27, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11429423
Consumer Location: WOODBRIDGE, VA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA0LF****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2020 Tesla Model 3. The contact stated while driving in the rain with the autopilot engaged the vehicle accelerated without warning and was incontrollable, flipped two times, and hit the curb. The contact sustained neck injuries and medical attention was provided at the hospital. All the air bags deployed. There was no reported fire. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent body shop. The local dealer was contacted who referred the contact to the body shop. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 29,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426126
Consumer Location: FRESNO, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EB5LF****

Summary of Complaint

On July 19th, 2021 at around 2:38PM I was using Tesla's Smart Summon feature to summon my car to me. The car was unoccupied at the time of the incident. The car was in a covered parking space approximately 40 feet South of my location. The app said the car would "Come To Me" and displayed a blue line which was the path the car should take to get to me. The blue line showed that the car would turn right (North) and come to me. I then pressed the "Come To Me" button to begin the summon. This is when the car immediately turned left (South), which is the opposite direction of me, and ran into a pole. The user does not have the ability to steer the car and the car acts erratic when using Smart summon. It's path is unpredictable and unsafe.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421758
Consumer Location: FREMONT, CA
VIN: 5yj3e1ebxlf****

Summary of Complaint

Drive away door lock feature does not lock the doors. After driving several minutes a rear seat passenger attempted to roll down the window but hit the door open button instead. The door opened. Warning message received. Testing again after driving several minutes the lock icon shows locked but front seat passenger able to open the door. The door lock icon changes to unlock. Passenger closed door I hit lock icon to lock, NOW passenger cannot open the door.

Components: SUSPENSION WHEELS

April 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419387
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: 5yj3e1ebxlf****

Summary of Complaint

Driving home at 60mph when the right front wheel fell off the vehicle causing damages to the whole right side on the car.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL BACK OVER PREVENTION

May 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416389
Consumer Location: CLAREMONT, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA4LF****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS PARKING AT A TRADER JOE'S WHEN THE CAR SUDDENLY ACCELERATED BY ITSELF WITHOUT GIVING ME ANY CHANCE TO BREAK TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH THE CURB. MY CAR GOT SCRATCHED UNDERNEATH.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416475
Consumer Location: RESEDA, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA3LF****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONTACT OWNED A 2020 TESLA MODEL 3. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY AND JUMPED FORWARD AND HIT ANOTHER DRIVER THAT WAS STANDING OUTSIDE IN BETWEEN THE DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT AND REAR DOOR. THE HOOD OPENED AND OBSTRUCTED HIS VIEW WHICH CAUSED HIM TO CRASH INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THERE WAS NO INJURIES SUSTAINED BY THE CONTACT. THE TWO OTHER DRIVERS SUSTAINED UNKNOWN INJURIES. ONE DRIVER RECEIVED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND WAS TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A BODY SHOP AND DEEMED TO BE A TOTAL LOSS. THE VEHICLE WAS CURRENTLY AT THE CONTACT'S PLACE OF BUSINESS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 2,500.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413662
Consumer Location: GONZALES, LA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA7LF****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE PURCHASED A 2020 TESLA MODEL 3 BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2020 IN CASH. ONLY FOR THEIR TO BE MULTIPLE ISSUES. THE MOST RECENT ISSUE IS A FRONT RIGHT SAFETY RESTRAINT FAILURE. IT HAS BEEN LOOKED AT AND UNSUCCESSFULLY FIXED BY THE TESLA SERVICE CENTER FOUR TIMES NOW. UNDER THE LOUISIANA LEMON LAW, I AM REQUESTING FOR A WHOLE NEW VEHICLE. I HAVE TRIED CONTACTING SOMEONE FROM MY SERVICE CENTER AND EVEN STRAIGHT TO CONTACTING TESLA. NO ONE WILL RETURN MY CALLS OR HELP WITH MY CAR ISSUES.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

April 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413277
Consumer Location: QUEENS VILLAGE, NY
VIN: 5YJ3E1EB2LF****

Summary of Complaint

LIGHT SOURCES SUCH AS TAIL LIGHTS OF OTHER VEHICLES, TRAFFIC LIGHTS, AND LIT SIGNS, ALL HAVE AN ARTIFACT EFFECT - VIEW OF THE LIGHT SOURCE HAS A DOUBLE THAT EXISTS RIGHT ABOVE THE ORIGINAL SOURCE WITH A SLIGHTLY DIMMER BRIGHTNESS WHEN VIEWED THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD. THIS IS NOT AN EFFECT CAUSED BY POOR EYESIGHT, THINGS LOOK NORMAL WHEN VIEWED DIRECTLY THROUGH AN OPEN WINDOW. THE EFFECT CAN BE REPRODUCED AT ANY TIME, BUT IT IS MOST NOTICEABLE AT NIGHT WHEN THE VIEW OF THE ARTIFACT IS IN HIGH CONTRAST TO DARK BACKGROUNDS. THIS EFFECT IS MOST NOTICEABLE ON LED LIGHT SOURCES, SUCH AS LED TAIL LIGHTS. THIS EFFECT IS PRODUCED REGARDLESS OF THE STATE OF THE VEHICLE - OCCURS WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STATIONARY OR IN MOTION. THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN AS DOUBLE VISION - SEEING ARTIFACTS ON LIGHT SOURCES THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD CAN CAUSE EXCESSIVE STRAIN ON DRIVERS' EYES, AND CAN BE AN UNWELCOME DISTRACTION TO THE DRIVER. THIS CAN ALSO POTENTIALLY CAUSE CONFUSION IN THE DRIVER WHERE THE LOCATION OF A LIT OBJECT MAY BE MISJUDGED BY THE DRIVER WHO SEES ARTIFACTS ON THOSE LIGHT SOURCES.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407536
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA8LF****

Summary of Complaint

HERE IS A TESLA MODEL 3 IN THE JUNKYARD. HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39653751?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=19 ALL 3 BALL-JOINTS ON THE FRONT RH STEERING KNUCKLE HAVE POPPED APART. THIS IS HAPPENING SO FREQUENTLY ON TESLAS THAT IT IS OBVIOUS THEY ARE USING POOR QUALITY SUSPENSION AND STEERING COMPONENTS. THE OWNER OF THIS TESLA WAS LUCKY BECAUSE ONLY THE CAR WAS DAMAGED. THESE FAILURES ARE CERTAIN TO CAUSE DEATH AND INJURY IF NHTSA CONTINUES TO STAND BY AND DO NOTHING. THIS IS DISGRACEFUL. PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. THANK YOU KEEF

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406059
Consumer Location: WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
VIN: LRW3E7EA8LC****

Summary of Complaint

WE ARE AN CAR MEDIA IN CHINA. WE LEASED A 2020 TESLA MODEL 3 STANDARD RANGE PLUS ON MARCH 15, 2021, FOR PROGRAM SHOOTING. ON MARCH 18, WHEN A TEAM MEMBER TRYING TO CLOSE THE STORAGE COMPARTMENT COVER IN FRONT OF THE CENTRAL ARMREST BOX WHILE OPERATING, THE COVER DID NOT CLOSE SUCCESSFULLY AND POPPED UP UNINTENTIONALLY. A CORNER OF THE COVER SCRATCHED THE OUTER SIDE OF HIS RIGHT THUMB. FOLLOWING IS HIS NARRATIVE IN REGARD OF THIS INCIDENT: WHEN I WAS DRIVING THE TESLA MODEL 3 ON MARCH 18, 2021, AND PULLED OVER THE VEHICLE, I OPENED THE INTERIOR COVER TO STORE ITEMS. AFTER DRIVING FORWARD FOR A SHORT DISTANCE, I ATTEMPTED TO CLOSE THE COVER WITH MY RIGHT HAND. I TRIED TO PUSH THE COVER DOWN AND CLOSED, AND THEN MADE A U TURN. HOWEVER, THE COVER DID NOT CLOSE SUCCESSFULLY, AND INSTEAD IT ACTUALLY RAISED AGAIN. AT THIS TIME, BECAUSE THE RIGHT HAND DID NOT MOVE OUT OF THE PATH OF MOTION OF THE COVER, THE RIGHT CORNER OF THE COVER SCRATCHED MY RIGHT HAND. THE SHARP CORNERS CAUSED A WOUND OF ABOUT 9MM*3MM AND KEPT BLEEDING FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. AFTER REFERRING TO THE 2019 IMPORTED VERSION OF THE TESLA MODEL 3, WHICH IS PRODUCED IN THE CALIFORNIA FACTORY, THE INTERIOR COVER DESIGN AND WORKMANSHIP ARE THE SAME AS THOSE OF THE 2020 MODEL 3 PRODUCED IN THE SHANGHAI FACTORY. THEREFORE, WE BELIEVE THAT IN THE U.S. MARKET BEFORE THE 2020 MODEL MODEL 3 ALSO HAS THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE EDGE OF THE INTERIOR COVER IS TOO SHARP AND MAY SCRATCH THE USERS. THEREFORE, WE HAVE DECIDED TO REPORT THIS SITUATION TO NHTSA TO INFORM MORE CONSUMERS THIS POTENTIAL DANGER.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406088
Consumer Location: MILPITAS, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EC4LF****

Summary of Complaint

CAR PARKED ON THE STREET FOUND OUT NEXT DAY THAT THE CAR WAS BACKED INTO. SENTRY MODE DIDN'T WORK. CAR ALARM DIDN'T GO OFF NO NOTIFICATION ON MY APP. TESLA SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES BECAUSE IT WAS THE PROGRAMS THAT DIDN'T WORK PROPERLY

Components: STRUCTURE

November 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11404496
Consumer Location: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EB5LF****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2020 TESLA MODEL 3. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE DRIVER'S SIDE FLOOR MAT FOLDED OVER WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DEPRESS THE PEDALS. ON ONE OCCASION THE FAILURE CAUSED THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE STRUCK THE CURB. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT YET DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER AND TESLA SERVICE CENTER LOCATED AT 11163 SANTA MONICA BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025 WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 600.*DT

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11402970
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA8LF****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE BETA RELEASE AUTOPILOT. A RANDOM MODEL 3 VIN HAS BEEN USED TO BE ABLE TO FILE A COMPLAINT. THIS COMPLAINT APPLIES TO ALL MODELS OF TESLA. HERE IS A VIDEO OF A PROUD BETA TESTER. HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=PQ-RGY1V8UG THIS OWNER HAS A MISPLACED TRUST IN THE SAFETY OF THE AUTOPILOT. HE IS USING IT IN HIGH RAFFIC AREAS WITH PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS HE IS ALSO USING IT AT EXCESSIVE SPEED ON NARROW ROADS ONLY INCHES AWAY FROM ONCOMING TRAFFIC. RATHER THAN HAVING HIS HANDS HOLDING THE WHEEL IN THE CORRECT WAY HE ONLY HAS HIS FINGERS TOUCHING THE WHEEL WITH THE PALMS FACING THE WRONG WAY. IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG HE WILL NOT BE ABLE GRAB THE WHEEL PROPERLY IN TIME TO PREVENT A COLLISION. FINGERTIP DRIVING IS UNSAFE AT THE BEST OF TIMES. IF AUTOPILOT HAS A GLITCH OR A SPASM THE DRIVER WOULD BE UNABLE TO QUICKLY REGAIN CONTROL. DESPITE THE CLAIMS OF ELON MUSK SUCH DRIVER BEHAVIOR DOES NOT LEAD TO THE BEAT RELEASE AUTOPILOT BEING REVOKED. THIS EXPERIMENT IS DEADLY. PLEASE GET IT STOPPED IMMEDIATELY. THANK YOU KEEF.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11400003
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EC9LF****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE ISSUE OF POPPED BALL-JOINTS WHICH IS AFFECTING ALL MODELS OF TESLA CARS. HERE IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF A BALL-JOINT THAT HAS POPPED APART FOR NO GOOD REASON. HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39240789?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=3 IT IS EASY TO FIND OTHER EXAMPLES OF THIS SAME FAILURE IN OTHER TESLA AT THE JUNKYARD. I WILL ATTACH A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS TO SHOW YOU. THES BALL JOINTS ARE OF LOW QUALITY, UNDERSIZED, PRONE TO CREAKING AND GROANING DUE TO LACK OF GREASE WHICH CAUSES THE BALL TO WEAR DOWN AND POP OUT. THE TESLA FORUMS ARE FILLED WITH REPORTS ABOUT THIS. ELON MUSK HAS ADDRESSED THIS BY NERFING THE FORUMS. DEFINITELY A GENIUS. LINKS TO OTHER POPPED TESLAS.HERE: HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39311673?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=11 POPPED FRONT AND WHOMPY REAR HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39310125?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=15 POPPED HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39308954?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=22 POPPED HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39282369?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=24 POPPED HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39280909?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=30 POPPED HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39265721?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=33 POPPED AND THEN BURNED TO A CRISP HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39248729?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=39 POPPED HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39245824?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=51 POPPED HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39244011?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=62 POPPED HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39258823?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=81 POPPED SEE ATTACHED POPS2 I CAN FIND YOU PLENTY MORE. PLEASE INVESTIGATE. THANK YOU KEEF

Components: SUSPENSION

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397146
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EC8LF****

Summary of Complaint

HERE IS A 2020 TESLA MODEL 3 IN THE JUNKYARD. HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/39123018?TENANT=US&ROWNUMBER=1 THE FRONT SUSPENSION HAS FALLEN TO BITS. THE WHEEL IS DISPLACED BACKWARD SO THAT THE TIRE IS RUBBING AGAINST THE FRAME AND THE BATTERY. THE TREAD ON THAT TIRE IS WORN AWAY WHICH IS AN INDICATION THAT IT WAS RUBBING AGAINST THE FRAME WHILE THE CAR WAS STILL DRIVING AND BEFORE THE WHOLE SHEMOZZLE TURNED TO FECULENCE. THIS IS NOT GOOD. THIS IS NOT GOOD AT ALL. IF IT IS NOT TOO MUCH BOTHER FOR YOU WOULD YOU MAKE INQUIRIES INTO WHY TESLA CHOOSES TO MAKE SUSPENSION COMPONENTS OUT OF CHEESE. THANK YOU. KEEF

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER LANE DEPARTURE

February 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11396830
Consumer Location: BRYANT, WI
VIN: 5YJ3E1EC0LF****

Summary of Complaint

I GET REPEATED WARNINGS THAT THE DOOR PILLAR CAMERAS ARE BLINDED. WHEN I CHECK IT IS CONDENSATION BETWEEN THE CAMERA AND THE PILLAR GLASS. THEY ATTEMPTED TO REPAIR THIS LAST YEAR BY REMOVING A SEAL FOR BETTER AIR CIRCULATION. THE PROBLEM REMAINS. IN COLD WEATHER THIS HAPPENS, AND IT MEANS THAT ANY OF THE AUTOMATED FUNCTIONS THAT DEPEND ON THE CAMERAS CAN'T WORK CORRECTLY OR AT ALL. THEY HAVE NO SOLUTION. THE FRONT CAMERA ACTUALLY HAS A DEFOGGER IN THE GLASS IN FRONT OF IT. WHY TESLA CAN'T SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IS ABSURD. THIS HAPPENS WHILE DRIVING ON ANY STREET OR HIGHWAY AND IS ALWAYS THE CAMERA FACING THE SUNNY SIDE, SO MOISTURE IS EVAPORATED FROM AROUND THE CAMERA AND CONDENSES ON THE GLASS, WHICH OBSCURES IT.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11395456
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EC2LF****

Summary of Complaint

HERE IS A TERDSLA IN THE JUNKYARD. HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/38998703?ROWNUMBER=0 THE FRONT WHEEL AND SUSPENSION HAVE SNAPPED OFF. BOTH LOWER BALL JOINTS AND THE UPPER STEERING KNUCKLE BALL JOINT HAVE SIMPLY POPPED APART. IT IS COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE FOR THIS TO BE THE RESULT OF CRASH DAMAGE.. THE WHEEL AND TIRE ARE UNDAMAGED. TESLA BALL JOINTS ARE A LOAD OF OLD BALLS. GOOD HEAVENS TO BETSY WHY WON'T YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS? YOURS IN DISGUST. KEEF

Components: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

January 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11394497
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EAXLF****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING IN A TOLL ROAD TO THE LEFT OF THE FREEWAY LANE WHICH WAS BACKED UP. I WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, HAD CRUISE CONTROL ACTIVATED ON A STRAIGHT STRETCH OF ROAD WHEN THE CAR SUDDENLY BRAKED REALLY HARD (REDUCED SPEED INSTANTLY TO ABOUT 55 MPH). THERE WAS AN SUV BEHIND ME DRIVING KIND OF CLOSE BUT THANKFULLY IT WAS PAYING ATTENTION AND HAD TO MAKE A HARD SWERVE OUT OF MY LANE TO AVOID A REAR END COLLISION

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11390525
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA4LF****

Summary of Complaint

HERE IS A TERDSLA MODEL 3 IN THE JUNKYARD. HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/38868112?ROWNUMBER=3 THE FRONT LEFT HAND SUSPENSION HAS FALLEN TO BITS. THE LOWER SUSPENSION ARM (MADE FROM CAST MONKEY METAL) HAS SNAPPED LIKE A PRETZEL. THIS IS NOT COLLISION DAMAGE. THERE IS NO DAMAGE TO THE BODYWORK AND NO AIRBAGS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED. THIS IS SIMPLY BAD MANUFACTURING. TESLAS ARE UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED. PLEASE INVESTIGATE. THANKS. KEEF

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

June 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11387215
Consumer Location: CORONA DE TUCSON, AZ
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA3LF****

Summary of Complaint

AT A DRIVE THRU FAST FOOD TAPPED THE PEDDLE AND THE CAR LAUNCHED AND HIT A TRUCK IN FRONT OF ME

Components: SEATS

November 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385765
Consumer Location: SIMI VALLEY, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EC9LF****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, THE DRIVER'S SEAT WILL RANDOMLY START MOVING FORWARD, BACK, UP OR DOWN WITH NO INPUT FROM THE DRIVER. IT IS VERY DISTRACTING AND CAN MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO SEE OUT OF MIRRORS OR REACH PEDALS. NOTIFIED TESLA AND PROBLEM CONTINUES TO HAPPEN OCCASIONALLY AFTER 2 SERVICE VISITS ATTEMPTING TO REMEDY THE ISSUE. HAVE NUMEROUS VIDEOS OF THIS HAPPENING WHILE DRIVING. THIS HAS HAPPENED ON AT LEAST 6 SEPARATE DAYS BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 27TH, 2020.

Components: SUSPENSION

November 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384742
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EC7LF****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS MIND BOGGLING! HERE IS A 2020 MODEL 3 TESLA IN THE JUNKYARD. HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/37712955?ROWNUMBER=3 IT HAS NOT BEEN IN A COLLISION, NO AIR-BAGS HAVE DEPLOYED AND THERE IS NO SIGN OF ANY IMPACT TO THE BODYWORK. THE FRONT SUSPENSION HAS SIMPLY FALLEN TO BITS. ALL THE BALL-JOINTS HAVE POPPED APART AND EVEN THE STEERING KNUCKLE HAS SNAPPED IN HALF. AND MUSK CLAIMS THAT THIS IS THE SAFEST CAR IN THE WORLD! PIGS BOTTOM! HAVE A GREAT DAY AND BE SURE TO BAN THESE JUNKHEAPS FROM THE HIGHWAYS. THANKS KEEF

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11377242
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA7LF****

Summary of Complaint

TESLA MODEL 3 IN THE JUNKYARD: HTTPS://WWW.AUTOAUCTIONMALL.COM/USED-CARS-FOR-SALE/2020-TESLA-MODEL-3-CO51960570 FRONT WHEELS AND SUSPENSION FALLEN TO BITS. TOP BALL JOINT POPPED APART.. LOWER BALL JOINTS BOTH SNAPPED. STEERING ARM AND LOWER FORE-LINK BUSTED. BAD DAY AT THE TENT FACTORY? PLEASE GET THESE LETHAL CONTRAPTIONS OFF THE ROADS. THANK YOU. CITIZEN KEEF

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

October 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376292
Consumer Location: NEDROW, NY
VIN: 5YJ3E1EC6LF****

Summary of Complaint

FROM THE MOMENT I DROVE MY BRAND NEW TESLA OFF THE LOT - THE SCREEN - THE ONLY WAY TO CONTROL ANYTHING ABOUT THE VEHICLE - WOULD FREEZE; BLACK OUT; AND TAKE SEVERAL MINUTES TO RESET ITSELF. WHILE IN THIS COMPLETELY INOPERATIVE STATE: THE AUDIO SYSTEM WOULD EMIT A HIGH PITCH NOISE; ANY ABILITY TO TELL SPEED; TURNING SIGNAL STATUS; ANYTHING WAS COMPLETELY IMPAIRED; THE CLIMATE CONTROL BLASTS ON HIGH FAN A TORRENT OF COLD AIR. AT 2000 MILES; THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL HUNDRED TIMES - ON AVERAGE ONCE EVERY 10 MILES DRIVEN; THOUGH SOMETIMES TWICE WITHIN A FEW MOMENTS (BOOTS UP ONLY TO RESET AGAIN) AND SOMETIMES IT CAN GO AS FAR AS 30 MINUTES WITHOUT FREEZE; BLACK; RESET. THIS IS EASILY THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAR I'VE EVER PURCHASED; AND HAD NEARLY 0 MILES UPON PICKUP - IT IS EASILY THE MOST FRUSTRATING EXPERIENCE I'VE HAD WITH A CAR. TO NOT BE IN CONTROL OR HAVE ANY VISIBILITY TO THE MACHINE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WHEN EVERYTHING GOES COMPLETELY BLACK AND THE COMPUTER TAKES MINUTES TO RESET. THE REPAIR FACILITY HAS ESTIMATED $2400 WHICH THEY'RE ATTEMPTING TO CHARGE ME.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER BACK OVER PREVENTION FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

September 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373812
Consumer Location: BURLINGAME, CA
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA1LF****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT A TESLA MODEL 3 ON 9/19/20. ON 9/23/20 I WAS WAITING IN MY CAR IN A LINE OF CARS AT A FAST FOOD DELIVERY WINDOW, STOPPED 8-10 FT BEHIND A LARGE VEHICLE WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AS WELL AS IN THE PARK MODE BECAUSE OF THE SLOW SERVICE AHEAD. AFTER A WHILE I REALIZED THAT MY TESLA HAD STARTED MOVING SLOWLY TOWARDS THE VEHICLE IN FRONT. PUMPING THE BRAKE, TRYING TO CHANGE THE GEAR TO REVERSE DID NOT STOP THE CAR. THE SCREEN DATA DISAPPEARED AND A MESSAGE FLASHED SAYING THAT ALL SAFETY FEATURES WERE OFF. I OPENED THE DOOR WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO STOP THE CAR. IT DID NOT EVEN AFTER I GOT OUT OF IT. IT CONTINUED TO MOVE EVEN AFTER CONTACT WAS MADE WITH THE CAR IN FRONT. THE TESLA WAS COMPLETELY CRUSHED. IT WAS A TOTAL LOSS ACCORDING TO A REPAIR SHOP WHERE IT WAS TOWED ON TESLA'S RECOMMENDATION. WHEN I CONTACTED TESLA THEY INFORMED ME THAT MY ACCELERATOR WAS FULLY DEPLOYED. NOT TRUE. I BOUGHT THE TESLA BECAUSE OF ALL THE SAFETY FEATURES, NONE OF WHICH SEEMED TO WORK INCLUDING FAILURE TO NOTICE A LARGE VEHICLE IN FRONT, NOT STOPPING WHEN THE DOOR WAS OPENED, STARTING BY ITSELF IN THE PARK MODE, AND THE DATA SCREEN GOING BLANK EXCEPT FOR THE MESSAGE ABOUT SAFETY SYSTEMS BEING OFF.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366213
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EB6LF****

Summary of Complaint

HERE IS A 2020 TESLA MODEL 3 IN THE JUNKYARD. HTTPS://WWW.IAAI.COM/VEHICLEDETAILS/37237764?ROWNUMBER=40 THE FRONT WHEEL HAS GONE WHOMPY. THE LOWER BALL JOINTS HAVE POPPED OUT BUT WORSE STILL THE STEERING ARM HAS SNAPPED OFF FROM THE STEERING KNUCKLE. LOOKS LIKE THE USUAL FRACTURE OF A LOW QUALITY ALLOY CASTING. THIS COULD EASILY HAVE CAUSED A FATAL CRASH. ELON MUSK BLAMES CHINESE DRIVERS FOR DRIVING IT WRONG. THIS ONE IS IN MIAMI NOT CHINA. PERHAPS ELON WILL BLAME THIS ONE ON A LATINO ALSO DRIVING IT WRONG. I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO TAKE ACTION. I URGE YOU WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE. THANK YOU KEEF

Components: SUSPENSION

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364732
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA0LF****

Summary of Complaint

HERE IS A TESLA MODEL 3 IN THE JUNKYARD. HTTPS://WWW.COPART.COM/LOT/35210670/PHOTOS/2020-TESLA-MODEL-3-NJ-SOMERVILLE IT HAS TRAVELLED JUST 200 MILES SINCE LEAVING THE TESLA TENT. IT IS LISTED AS HAVING SUSPENSION DAMAGE. THE FRONT OF THE CAR HAS DROPPED SO FAR THAT THE WHEELS ARE JAMMED UP IN THE WELLS. IT IS INSANE AND LUDICROUS THAT THESE CARS DO NOT HAVE LIMIT STOPS ON THE AIR SUSPENSION SO THAT A SIMPLE AIR-LEAK DOES NOT LEAD TO A DISASTROUS COLLAPSE. IN THIS INSTANCE THERE WAS NOT A MAJOR CRASH BUT THAT IS ENTIRELY DOWN TO LUCK. I HOW MANY DEAD AND MANGLED PEOPLE DO YOU NEED BEFORE YOU GROUND THESE DEATH-TRAPS? YOURS IN DISGUST KEEF

Components: SUSPENSION

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364744
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5YJ3E1EA9LF****

Summary of Complaint

YET ANOTHER TESLA MODEL 3 IN THE JUNKYARD WITH A POPPED OUT BALL JOINT. HTTPS://WWW.COPART.COM/LOT/42415580/PHOTOS/2020-TESLA-MODEL-3-NJ-TRENTON THE ATTACHED PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS A CLEARLY DEFINED GOUGE AROUND THE FULL CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE TIRE. THIS PROVES THAT THE SUSPENSION BROKE WHILE THE CAR WAS TRAVELLING ALONG AND WAS NOT THE RESULT OF A COLLISION. YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE CASE OF MASSOUD V TESLA HTTPS://WWW.PLAINSITE.ORG/DOCKETS/3Z2ZFTGN3/SUPERIOR-COURT-OF-CALIFORNIA-COUNTY-OF-LOS-ANGELES/MENA-MASSOUD-V-TESLA-MOTORS-INC-A-DELAWARE-CORPORATION/ THE INSURER PROVED THAT THE CRASH WAS THE RESULT OF SUSPENSION FAILURE. PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CRASH SCENE PROVED THAT THE SUSPENSION SNAPPED AND THE BASE OF THE CAR LEFT SKID MARKS ON THE ROAD BEFORE IT FINALLY COLLIDED WITH A GUARD-RAIL. THIS CASE WAS SETTLED OUT OF COURT AND TESLA INSISTED UPON THE USUAL NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT PLEASE DEMAND THAT TESLA RECALL THESE DEADLY CARS. THANK YOU. KEEF.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

October 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363279
Consumer Location: NEW YORK, NY
VIN: 5YJ3E1EB0LF****

Summary of Complaint

MODEL 3 MAKES A VERY HIGH PITCH NOISE WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL LEFT OR RIGHT. IT DOES HAPPEN WHEN YOU PUT THE VEHICLE IN DRIVE AND STAND STILL ON HOLD. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN WHILE DRIVING NOR WHILE IN PARK.

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