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Model X owner sues Tesla after crashing into his living room Gene
December 30, 2016 Gene
Model X crash
Model X owner, Ji Chang Son, filed suit against Tesla on Friday claiming his electric SUV accelerated on its own and crashed while he was attempting to park the vehicle into his garage, injuring the driver and passenger.
The lawsuit filed at the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California claims that the owner’s Model X “spontaneously began to accelerate at full power” when the driver was pulling into his home garage, and resulted in the two-and-a-half ton SUV crashing through a wall and into the living room.
“The vehicle spontaneously began to accelerate at full power, jerking forward and crashing through the interior wall of the garage, destroying several wooden support beams in the wall and a steel sewer pipe, among other things, and coming to rest in Plaintiffs’ living room,” the lawsuit said according to Reuters.
Tesla responded to the claim saying that logs indicate that Son had fully depressed the accelerator pedal which caused the vehicle to lunge forward and crash. “The evidence, including data from the car, conclusively shows that the crash was the result of Mr. Son pressing the accelerator pedal all the way to 100 percent,” a Tesla spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
This isn’t the first time a Tesla owner has filed suit against the Silicon Valley-based automaker claiming their electric vehicles accelerated on its own to cause an accident. Earlier this year, a Montana man driving a Model X claimed the vehicle drove itself off the road and caused an uncontrollable situation wherein the vehicle continued to mow down 20 wooden stakes on the side of the road. In a similar case reported over the summer, a Model X driver claims his vehicle struck a guard rail and concrete medium, before rolling over on its roof, as a result of Autopilot misbehaving. In both cases, Tesla indicated that the accidents were a result of driver negligence and the vehicle acted as instructed by the driver, based on log data retrieved from the vehicle.
The latest lawsuit filed by Son seeks unspecified damages and alleges product liability, negligence and breaches of warranty.
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Tesla owner files lawsuit claiming car suddenly accelerated
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Update: Son is a singer-actor.kr
South Korean singer sues Tesla after he says Model X SUV sped up ...
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South Korean singer sues Tesla after he says Model X SUV sped up on its own and crashed through his garage
31 December 2016 Kiri Blakeley
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Ji Chang Son, a South Korean celebrity, says his Tesla Model X sped up and drove straight through his garage in California
Tesla owner Son posted pictured of his wrecked SUV to Facebook, saying the car suddenly accelerated in his garage
-Ji Chang Son filed a class action suit against Tesla, claiming his white Model X drove through his garage as he was slowly pulling in
-The company says its investigation shows the crash was solely due to Son pressing down on the accelerator '100 percent'
-Tesla says the singer/actor gave the company an 'ultimatum' to pay up or he would 'use his celebrity status to hurt Tesla'
A South Korean celebrity residing in California is suing Tesla for what he says is a sudden acceleration that his car had in his garage, driving through his home's wall.
Ji Chang Son, 46, a well-known singer and actor in South Korea, said he was driving into his garage in September, when the white electric SUV Model X he was driving suddenly sped up and crashed through his house. He posted pictures of it to Facebook.
He filed suit in US District Court in the Central District of California seeking class action status based on other reports of the same issue, reports Electrek, which has also been documenting alleged cases of sudden Tesla accelerations.
The lawsuit cites seven other complaints registered in a database compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), according to Reuters.
Son alleges product liability, negligence and breaches of warranty, and seeks unspecified damages.
Tesla, however, is strongly fighting back, not only saying the accident was solely Son's fault, but saying he threatened the company if it didn't pay up.
'We take the safety of our customers very seriously and conducted a thorough investigation following Mr. Son’s claims. The evidence, including data from the car, conclusively shows that the crash was the result of Mr. Son pressing the accelerator pedal all the way to 100 percent,' said Tesla, according to a statement given to Electrek.
It further went on to say that Son tried to use his celebrity status to shoehorn a payout.
'Before filing his class action lawsuit against Tesla, Mr. Son had threatened to use his celebrity status in Korea to hurt Tesla unless we agreed to make a financial payment and acknowledge that the vehicle accelerated on its own. However, the evidence clearly shows the vehicle was not at fault. Our policy is to stand by the evidence and not to give in to ultimatums,' said the defiant company.
Electrek notes that the issue may be driver fault after all, but that the vehicle is 'insanely fast' for an SUV and therefore 'a lot less forgiving if someone was to press the wrong pedal.'
Son is a member of the musical duo The Blue as well an actor who has starred in various television series.
Tesla has claimed the the Model X is the safest SUV in history.
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