The Washington Post reported in June that there have been 736 crashes overall.

About 17 fatalities involving Tesla vehicles using the Autopilot option since 2019.

The New Yorker quoted Steven Cliff, a former NHTSA deputy administrator, who claimed to have seen evidence showing Tesla vehicles were at fault.

Emergency vehicles are involved in "a disproportionate number of crashes,"

however, the organisation had not yet decided whether human drivers or Tesla's algorithms were at fault.

In June 2021, the NHTSA declared that it was looking into the role

between 2016 and 2021, 30 crashes involving Tesla's Autopilot resulted in 10 fatalities.

After detecting 11 crashes since 2018, the organisation announced another probe into the feature two months later.