Tesla recalls more than 1 million vehicles. Check reason

American automotive giant Tesla is recalling almost 1.1 million vehicles owing to a safety concern with the automated windows that might result in a person’s fingers getting squeezed.

According to documents published by US safety officials on Thursday, Tesla cautions that the automated window reversal mechanism may not react appropriately after sensing an obstacle.

In a letter sent to the NHTSA on Wednesday, the maker of electric vehicles explained that it would be updating the software for the automated window reversal system remotely. According to the NHTSA, the risk of harm increases because a closing window without the appropriate automated reversing mechanism may apply excessive force by pinching a driver or passenger before retracting.

According to Tesla, the problem was identified in last month’s production testing. In addition, Tesla announced that a software update calibrating the power-operated window feature was installed in all production and pre-delivery vehicles on September 13th. As of the 15th of November, letters containing crucial details will be sent out to property owners.

As per the automaker, there have been no reported incidents, injuries, or fatalities associated with the recalled vehicles. Customers will be notified to update their applications and screens as if the issue were a software bug rather than visiting a store or dealer. The recall affects some Model Y SUVs from 2020 and 2021, as well as certain Model 3 sedans from 2017 through 2022. There are also a few Model S sedans and Model X SUVs from the 2021 and 2022 model years.

It may seem strange that Tesla recalls so many vehicles over a simple automated window functionality. But good quality assurance testing can catch these problems, and Tesla’s recall shows how important it is to make sure the automated functions on your car are working correctly before you take off.

  1. Will there be a software update for the automated window reversal system?
    Yes. As per the letter sent to the NHTSA on Wednesday, the maker of electric vehicles explained that they would be updating software for the automated window reversal system.
  2. Are there any accidents or injuries associated with the recalled vehicles?
    According to the automaker, there have been no reported incidents, injuries, or fatalities associated with the recalled vehicles.

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