In December, a Tesla Model X owner in California sued Tesla over what he claims was a sudden acceleration caused by his all-electric SUV. He seeks to turn the suit into a class action citing several other instances of sudden acceleration in Tesla’s vehicles – something we covered extensively and we concluded that the evidence points toward pedal misapplication, including in one particular case where the logs were reviewed by a third-party.
They seem to be shifting the approach of the suit toward accepting that the sudden acceleration events are due to pedal misapplication, but they claim that it is Tesla’s fault for not preventing them. The company has now asked the court to dismiss the claims. expand full story