2022 Tesla Model X Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Lane departure and electrical system issues are among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Driving an electric car is meant to be fun and exciting. That’s exactly what the 2022 Tesla Model X offers when it claims it is “Beyond Ludicrous.” However, the only crazy thing customers have found is the defective electrical system and dangerous lane departure systems.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2022 Tesla Model X

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Unknown Or Other
Forward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control
Vehicle Speed Control
Electrical System
Service Brakes
Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
Seat Belts
Lane Departure: Assist

Electrical System Problems

As an electric vehicle, it would seem only right that the Tesla Model X would be well-equipped with the latest technologies. However, the Model X is a downright danger because of the malfunctioning electronics.

One NHTSA review states, “While driving the electronic systems that monitor the brakes as well as traction control malfunction. It happened multiple times. At one point, the steering wheel was not operable. The brakes became inoperable. I had it towed to the Tesla service center where they said they corrected it. However, upon getting the car back it happened again. Car is very unsafe to drive when all systems shut down.”

It wasn’t that long ago that Tesla touchscreens were defective, so everyone is still waiting for the shoe to drop on the latest systems. Still, there are already recalls out on this vehicle that prove how much of a lemon it is. For example, NHTSA Campaign Number 22V045000 affects more than 800k vehicles and describes how the seat belt chime doesn’t work. Considering this is a basic system, it’s clear Tesla can’t even get the fundamentals down. Plus, NHTSA Campaign Number 22V050000 says that other vehicles are being recalled because the valve located in the heat pump gets stuck open. When this happens, refrigerant gets trapped in the evaporator and the windshield won’t defrost. The fact that owners can’t see out the windshield is certainly “beyond ludicrous.”

Lane Departure Problems

The newest lineup of Tesla models is praised for having the best safety features included. However, when these systems don’t work, everyone is in danger.

This is what becomes clear when reading this NHTSA complaint. “While driving my 2022 Model X in full self driving beta the vehicle suddenly took a sharp right into another vehicle causing damage to both no one was severely injured. At the time of the incident I was traveling at 40mph which was the designated speed for that area. I had a passenger in the vehicle that can verify the incident.”

Again, there are numerous safety recalls on the Model X, several dealing with the safety systems. NHTSA Campaign Number 22V063000 says that nearly 600k vehicles have a defect stopping the Pedestrian Warning System (PWS) sounds from sending out alarms to the driver. Additionally, NHTSA Campaign Number 22V037000 says that the “rolling stop” functionality in the Full Self-Driving system doesn’t work, so vehicles are traveling right through stop signs with no warning. With everything that’s been shown, it would be “beyond ludicrous” for anyone to think they are safe inside the Model X or anywhere near it.

What to do if your 2022 Tesla Model X is a lemon? Your Lemon Rights

Tesla is well aware of lemon law issues and acknowledges owners’ rights in a document on their website. It describes how to make a claim. But instead of tackling the system on your own, you can reach out to Lemberg Law and our lemon law team will help you negotiate a settlement.

We have helped many car owners get replacement vehicles and have negotiated buy-back agreements or cash settlements from manufacturers. Call our Helpline and we will evaluate your case. The law requires that Tesla pays legal costs for lemon law cases, so you’ve got nothing to lose.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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