Tesla, which stands out for its electric and autonomous cars, faced a shocking protest. The woman, who was found to own a Tesla Model 3, slammed into the auto show, claiming she crashed because of a problem with her car’s brakes.
The company has been reacting seriously to recent accidents involving its cars. A new one was recently added to the accidents, especially due to the autopilot feature. Two people were killed in the accident.
Tesla owner claims female car’s brakes didn’t kick in
The angry Tesla owner plowed into the fairgrounds at the time of the auto show wearing a T-shirt that read in Chinese: “Faulty brake control.” “Tesla brakes don’t work,” the woman shouted as she climbed on top of one of the Model 3s at the stands. ..
The woman was soon neutralized by security guards and detained for “disturbing public order.” Although security guards tried to block visitors who recorded these moments, many images emerged.
A female Tesla owner climbed on top of a car’s roof at the Tesla booth to protest her car’s brake malfunction at the Shanghai auto show Monday. The booth beefed up its security after the incident. pic.twitter.com/ct7RmF1agM— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) April 19, 2021
It turns out that the woman has protested Tesla cars several times before. The woman, who was detained for 5 days and identified as “Zhang”, was later released.
As reactions to the company grew after the incident, Chinese State television CCTV called for the alleged brake problems to be investigated. Also, CCTV claimed tesla was not sincere in solving the problems faced by consumers.
After the backlash intensified, Tesla issued an apology. In a statement, the company acknowledged that the complaints of the woman named “Zhang” should have been considered earlier. The company said it would also review its operations and services due to recent brake problems.