Korean Actor Son Ji-chang sues Tesla Automotive for unintended sudden acceleration

Tesla is in the hot seat after Actor Son Ji-Chang  had an accident with his Tesla Model X.

“Instead of investigating the defects, they blamed me that it was my mistake,” Ji-Chang contends. “They even dispatched an investigator a week later who took away the files from my black box and refused to share the results.”

Korean Actor Son Ji-chang sues Tesla Automotive for unintended sudden acceleration 1

The Tesla was described as having suddenly accelerated without warning from the garage and into the living room. Tesla contends that Ji-Chang pressed the accelerator to 100%. This has not been the first time that  Tesla has been accused of this defect. An AutoBlog.com account of a Tesla Model S suddenly accelerating similar to what Ji-Chang experienced.

We found four reports in addition to Ji-Chang’s complaint about the Tesla models having experienced sudden unexpected acceleration. Reports include ramming a restaurant glass wall, sudden acceleration while wanting to turn left, and two incidents with a nail salon.

The lawsuit has since turned into a class action law suit. 10 Accidents and 8 injuries due to sudden acceleration have been reported over the years.

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