The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States is investigating a customer complaint that a Tesla Model Y was engaged in an accident while utilizing the company's Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software.
The owner of a 2021 Tesla Model Y told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the vehicle was in FSD Beta mode on Nov. 3 in Brea, California, and that "when performing a left turn, the car drove into the wrong lane and I was hit by another motorist in the lane adjacent to my lane."
According to the complaint, the automobile "issued an alarm half way through the turn" and the driver attempted to take control, but "the car by itself gained control and forced itself into the incorrect lane." According to the owner, the car's driver side was substantially damaged.
“NHTSA is aware of the consumer complaint in question and is in communication with the manufacturer to gather additional information,” an NHTSA spokesperson told Reuters on Friday.
Tesla did not immediately comment.