Tesla, Honda and many other automakers that offer advanced driver-assistance systems have been stung by a phenomenon known as "phantom braking," which reports say causes vehicles to suddenly slow -- or stop -- in response to what the system mistakenly perceives as a threat.
Phantom braking -- also known as unintended braking -- is caused by erroneous sensor perception.
In February, it was reported that Tesla was facing a probe in U.S. after authorities received more than 354 complaints for unexpected brake activation in the 2021-22 Model 3 and Model Y.
In August, a California owner of a Tesla Model 3 sued the electric vehicle maker in a proposed class action related to phantom braking, calling it a "frightening and dangerous nightmare," according to the lawsuit.
Honda is under investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a phantom braking issue affecting more than 1.7 million vehicles. NHTSA has received more than 270 complaints that allege braking incidents "occurring with nothing obstructing the vehicle's path of travel," with six people alleging they were involved in a collision with minor injuries.
"The automatic break [sic] warning came on with no one in front of me and the car came to a halting stop. Thankfully the car behind me was paying attention otherwise i [sic] would have been rear ended," a 2018 Honda Civic owner wrote to NHTSA in March.