Tesla is recalling greater than one million vehicles due to defects of their computerized home windows that would injure passengers, the nation’s auto security regulator mentioned.
The recall impacts Mannequin 3 vehicles from mannequin years 2017-2022, Mannequin Y SUVs from 2020 and 2021, Mannequin S vehicles from 2021 and 2022 and Mannequin X vehicles from 2021 and 2022.
Software program bugs within the autos imply their energy home windows aren’t aware of obstructions. “A closing window might exert extreme pressure by pinching a driver or passenger earlier than retracting, rising the danger of damage,” in accordance with a notice from the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.
As such, the home windows do not meet federal automobile security requirements for power-operated home windows, NHTSA mentioned.
Tesla will push a software program replace to recalled autos to repair the window-reversal system, the NHTSA mentioned. The automaker will mail letters to affected house owners by November 15, in accordance with the discover.
Tesla workers recognized efficiency points with the window-reversal system throughout product testing in August, and up to date manufacturing autos beginning September 13 in order that they might meet federal necessities, the Related Press reported.
Tesla was not conscious of any guarantee claims or accidents as a result of downside as of September 16, in accordance with the AP.
House owners might contact Tesla customer support at 1-877-798-3752.