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Tesla’s Summon-Your-Car Feature Spurs U.S. Safety Inquiry

  • NHTSA says it ‘will not hesitate to act’ if defect is found
  • CEO Musk tweets that Summon has been used over 550,000 times
The Tesla Inc. Model 3
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The top U.S. road-safety regulator is gathering information about a Tesla Inc. feature that allows customers to remotely call for their car to pick them up.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is aware of reports related to Summon, a feature the electric-car maker made available last week, and is in ongoing contact with the company, according to an emailed statement. The agency said it “will not hesitate to act” if it finds evidence of a safety-related defect.