Submitted by HenryT2 on 04. April 2013
THIS IS AN OLD POST THAT RECENTLY GOT BUMPED. I ASKED THIS BEFORE I GOT MY TESLA AND WAS ABLE TO INVESTIGATE MYSELF. TURNS OUT IT WAS A NON-ISSUE.
Last month (on the 29th, I believe) a woman drove her Model S through the wall of a restaurant. She was 71. Seems that most people have concluded that she must have stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. However, I'm a little troubled that she may have inadvertently activated the cruise control. I've heard a couple times about how the Mercedes cruise control and wiper stalks are reversed and how some have experienced "unintended acceleration". Has anyone checked into this? Has Tesla?
I'm a HUGE Tesla fan (still awaiting delivery of my 40kWh - which I guess is now a 40kWh+ or 60kWh-) and hope that this is not the case. However, this needs to be investigated. I love the instantaneous acceleration of the Model S. I'm not sure I'd be such a huge fan if I got instantaneous acceleration when just wanted some grime off my windshield.