Overall, Tesla has recalled more than 1.5 million cars. However, the most recent recall may be the most important and consequential. In February of 2022, Tesla announced a vehicle recall of 53,822 electric vehicles.
This recall focused on Tesla vehicles with the Full Self-Driving beta software installed. The software allowed the car to make dangerous and potentially fatal rolling stops at stop signs. While there are currently no reported crashes or injuries related to the latest recall, the NHTSA thought this glitch needed to be fixed as soon as possible.
With that in mind, self-driving vehicles are not impervious to making mistakes. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a self-driving car, you may be entitled to maximum compensation.
Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers today for your free initial consultation with a self-driving car accident lawyer you can trust. Continue reading to learn more about Tesla recalls and self-driving accident statistics.
Do Self Driving Cars Have a Lot of Recalls?
Tesla has a lot of NHTSA recalls of its vehicles. In most cases, the recalls are for precautionary reasons. In other instances, Tesla recalls addressing serious safety concerns that could result in catastrophic collisions.
Below are some of the most recent self-driving car recalls cited by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Back over prevention
- Airbag inflation and deployment errors
- Electrical systems failure
- Seatbelt safety chime
- False forward-collision warning
- Exterior turn signal failure
- Power-steering assist failure
- Self-driving software essentials
Self-driving cars are safe but still not as secure as human-operated cars. Certain failures or mistakes on behalf of the manufacturer can result in serious collisions.
Self Driving Car Accident Statistics
Currently, no car operating on U.S. roads is entirely autonomous. During testing, the most common autonomous-vehicle accidents involve getting hit from the rear (62%). Sideswipes (21%) are the second most common accident involving self-driving cars.
Additionally, self-driving cars get into 9.1 accidents per one million miles driven. On the other hand, human drivers get into 4.1 collisions per million miles. Regarding Tesla, there have only been 11 accidents involving fully autonomous vehicles. They resulted in one fatality and 17 reported injuries.
Who’s At Fault For Accidents Involving Self Driving Cars
Fault in collisions involving semi or fully autonomous cars can lie in three areas: The operator of the vehicle, the vehicle manufacturer, or the other driver involved in the accident. Determining fault generally requires the experience and skill of a self-driving car lawyer, insurance adjusters, expert witnesses, and law enforcement agencies.
Contact a Self Driving Accident Lawyer Today
Have you been involved in an accident with a self-driving car? Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to receive maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
The self-driving accident lawyers at Steinberg Injury Lawyers are experienced, proven, and prepared to aggressively pursue the money you’re owed. Contact us today at 1-800-989-6385 for your free consultation with a top self-driving car accident lawyer in Los Angeles.