Tesla issues a recall of over 1.1 million cars that have been lost due to the fabled automatic window reversing software

Tesla issues a recall of over 1.1 million cars that have been lost due to the fabled automatic windo ...

Tesla is recalling approximately 1.1 million vehicles in the United States because the window automatic reversal system may not respond correctly after discovering an obstruction, putting the risk of injury.

The electric vehicle manufacturer has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it would perform an over-the-air software update of the automatic window reversal system. The recall covers some vehicles from 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X.

According to the National Health and Human Services Administration, a closing window without the proper automatic reversing system may exert excessive force by pinching a driver or a passenger before retracting, increasing the risk of injury.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Act (NHTSA) has stated that motor vehicle failures in its ability to comply with the federal motor vehicle safety standards on power windows.

Tesla said during product testing in August, employees identified window automatic reversal system performance that had "greater than expected variations in response to pinch detection."

  • Tesla Set to Unveil ''''Optimus'''' Robots on September 30: Details

Tesla determined that the vehicles'' pinch detection and retraction speed in the test results did not match its automatic reversal systems requirements.

Tesla said that vehicles in production and pre-delivery received a software update that would fit the power operated window operation to its requirements starting September 13.

2022 Thomson Reuters