Submitted by hami05 on September 29, 2016
Wow guys I've seen those unintended acceleration threads before and thought that the person must've always definitely been punching the accelerator, but I'm not so sure after what just happened to me. Please hear me out, because my son and I are frankly quite scared right now. I was driving into a parking lot and I just lightly pressed the accelerator as I was going under 10 mph and all of a sudden my X went from 10 to over 40 mph in about 2 seconds! I didn't even know the thing could accelerate that fast! Can anybody explain what the heck might've happened? Thankfully I was about 100 ft away from any other cars before it took off, so I had time to slam the brakes without panicking, otherwise who knows what would've happened... I'm certain that I didn't accidentally activate cruise control/AP, so there's no way that could've caused it. My theory is that the regenerative brakes may have given me a sudden kick of acceleration? I'm kind of worried now, because this is actually the second time something like this has happened to me, except the first time wasn't nearly as bad, so I didn't ask you guys about it. Has anyone else had this happen to them? Do you guys think I need to ask my Tesla team about this?