Over a million Tesla vehicles in the US have been recalled due to a problem with the window automated reversal technology that makes it potentially ineffective at detecting impediments.
Because of the flaw, the windows could close while pinning the fingers of the driver or other passengers.
The automatic window reversing system will receive an over-the-air software update, according to Tesla’s statement to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
1,096,762 automobiles are included in the recall, including models from the 2017–2022 Model 3 and the 2021–2022 Model S and X series as well as the 2020–2021 Model Y.
According to Tesla, the recall has not been the subject of any warranty claims, field reports, crashes, injuries, or fatalities.
According to NHTSA, a window that closes improperly can apply too much force by pinching a driver or passenger before retracting, which could lead to injury.
The federal motor vehicle safety standard on power windows, according to NHTSA, was broken by the automobiles.
According to Tesla, employees discovered performance issues with the window automatic reversing mechanism in August during product testing that exhibited “higher than intended variability in response to pinch detection.”
Tesla came to the conclusion that the vehicles’ pinch detection and retraction performance in the test results did not satisfy the requirements for automatic reversing systems after doing significant more testing.
According to Tesla, a software update that adjusts power operated window operating to the specifications began to be installed on vehicles that are in production or are awaiting delivery on September 13.
Starting on November 13, owners of the vehicles impacted by the issue will get notifications.