Tesla will perform a free remote software upgrade to comply with federal regulations.
The US electric car maker Tesla has initiated a recall of nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the US due to the jamming risk of an electric windshield safety device. In a letter addressed to the Californian group on Wednesday and released on Thursday, the US Highway Safety Agency (NHTSA) points out that on several models of the brand, a detection system designed to reverse the direction of windows when an obstacle is encountered is likely not to engage properly.
This potential failure increases the risk of injury to drivers or passengers whose fingers may become trapped. The vehicles in question are some of the Model 3 models produced in 2017-2022, Model Y (2020-2021), Model S (2021-2022) and Model X (2021-2022).
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Tesla will perform a free remote software update to comply with federal motor vehicle regulations. Letters to owners will be sent from November 15th.
Greater attention from the authorities
Elon Musk’s group says they have no knowledge of any accident, injury or death caused by this possible failure. Tesla has already issued several calls in the United States this year to modify potentially problematic software remotely.
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The group has long rolled out these updates without notifying users or regulators, but has received increased attention in recent months from NHTSA, which launched an investigation after several collisions with emergency vehicles last year.
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