SoCal man says car computer on his new Tesla froze, causing vehicle to be stuck at 83 mph on freeway

RIVERSIDE COUNTY (KABC) — The proprietor of a new Tesla Model 3 was remaining in shock just after the car’s key options allegedly froze even though he was driving on the freeway.

Javier Rodriguez of Irvine spoke with Eyewitness Information on Tuesday and explained it occurred very last Thursday although he was heading westbound on the 10 Freeway by means of Cabazon.

He reported the motor vehicle was trapped likely 83 mph and the principal display was frozen.

He mentioned all of the buttons and switches – including flip alerts and hazard lights – were being not functioning.

“I recognized that it commenced to get warm in the motor vehicle and there commenced to be a strange scent coming,” recalled Rodriguez. “I was anxious that if I were being to brake a whole whole lot that I wouldn’t be ready to achieve the velocity again to retain up with visitors and get all around cars. I was anxious any person was heading to slam into me.”

Even while the accelerator wasn’t responding, the good news is Rodriguez said the brakes did get the job done, but mentioned that didn’t make him any additional relaxed when he was seeking to halt.

He was in a position to make it off the road, and a couple of minutes later, the auto rebooted. That is when anything seemed ordinary.

An officer with the California Highway Patrol aided Rodriguez get off the freeway, exactly where he finally had the motor vehicle towed.

He claimed Tesla later told him they preset the car or truck, but all they would say about what took place was what he claimed they wrote in the report.

“Diagnosed and located weak conversation from charge port door producing power conversion method to shut off in purchase to defend on board elements in the course of travel,” Rodriguez recalled.

Now, Rodriguez is concerned that some form of basic safety attribute on the car could induce the onboard computer to shut alone down with no warning.

Eyewitness News has reached out to Tesla for a response but has not obtained a response.

“I have to have more rationalization,” claimed Rodriguez. “I’m on the freeway and this happens at 83 miles an hour. Most people is trying to say, ‘Well we mounted it. We fixed it,’ but I will need an explanation.”

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