The driver has vowed never to operate the car again out of fear for the safety of his or her son.
Due to a terrifying experience that occurred while driving on the interstate, a Tesla owner in North Carolina has made the decision to cease driving his Model 3. During the time that James Hanna was driving on Interstate 277 to pick up his kid from school, the vehicle began to emit electronic beeps. The Model 3 came to a halt in the centre of the highway just a few seconds later, which was a speed that was sufficient to prohibit Hanna from pulling over. In spite of the fact that the car was at a sixty percent charge, Hanna was unable to restore power to it.
The news site WSOC TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, was informed by Hanna that “it just stopped…shut down completely.” “Before I was pulled over in the middle of the interstate, I didn’t even have time to figure out what was going on,” the driver said.
Hanna was able to get out of his Model 3 and locate a secure location from which he could call for assistance. Before the tow truck could whisk Hanna’s Model 3 away to a Tesla service centre, Hanna realised that he was unable to get back inside the vehicle. The tow truck had arrived to take the vehicle to the Tesla service centre. In order to power the doors, the battery had run out of juice.
Later on, a representative from the facility that was responsible for servicing Hanna’s vehicle stated that Tesla had “reviewed vehicle logs” and “discovered several controllers reported the right body controller missing.” This resulted in inadequate power being delivered to vehicle contactors, which ultimately led to the vehicle shutting down. The tow and repairs were covered by Tesla’s warranty; but, when Hanna inquired about how to avoid a similar scenario from occurring again, he was not given a solution.
In an interview with Business Insider, Hanna stated, “The guy just told me it was bad luck.” I cannot put my son’s life in danger by doing that.
In light of the fact that the major function of any vehicle is to transport people from one location to another, a car that stops for no apparent reason anyplace is a problem. On the other hand, coming to a stop in the middle of the highway is a whole different animal. The statement “I had a panic attack” was made by Hanna, who also mentioned that he was concerned about someone crashing into the back of his automobile.
Hanna filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is an organisation that is all too familiar with Tesla’s various safety problems. She was frustrated with Tesla’s response to the incident. In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted an investigation into the first-ever fatality that was associated with Tesla’s Autopilot. Since then, the NHTSA has conducted investigations into Tesla’s loose steering wheels, unreliable seat belts, Full Self Driving crash hazards, unexpected power steering lockups, and even gaming while driving. Approximately one month before the year 2023 came to a close, the organisation demanded that Tesla implement an over-the-air software upgrade that would bring the self-driving capabilities of vehicles to the forefront and (hopefully) prevent accidents.
Regarding Hanna’s experience, it would appear that Tesla has not issued a word since the incident. It has been claimed that Hanna has began leasing the vehicle out to other drivers, despite the fact that she has made the decision to stop driving the vehicle.