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The owner of a new Tesla Model 3 was left in shock after thecar's main features allegedly froze while he was driving on the freeway.
JavierRodriguez of Irvine, CA, said it happened last Thursday while he was headingwestbound on the 10 Freeway.
He said thecar was stuck going 83 mph and the main screen was frozen.
He said all ofthe buttons and switches - including turn signals and hazard lights - were notworking.
Even thoughthe accelerator wasn't responding, fortunately Rodriguez said thebrakes did work, but said that didn't make him any morecomfortable when he was trying to stop.
He was able tomake it off the road, and a few minutes later, the car rebooted. That's when everythingseemed normal.
An officerwith the California Highway Patrol helped Rodriguez get off the freeway, wherehe eventually had the car towed.
He said Teslalater told him they fixed the vehicle, but all they would say about whathappened was what he said they wrote in the report.
The driver wastold, "Diagnosed and found poor communication from charge port doorcausing power conversion system to shut off in order to protect on boardcomponents during drive."
Now, he isworried that some kind of safety feature on the car could cause the onboardcomputer to shut itself down with no warning.