Tesla recalls over 1 million vehicles over glass safety risk

Tesla will perform a free remote software update to comply with federal regulations.

US electric car maker Tesla has initiated a US recall of nearly 1.1 million vehicles due to a pinch risk related to its power window safety device. In a letter addressed to the Californian group on Wednesday and published this Thursday, the US Highway Safety Agency (NHTSA) indicates that, in several models of the brand, the detection system that involves reversing the direction of the windows after having encountered an obstacle, it is likely that it will not engage correctly.

This potential malfunction increases the risk of injury to drivers or passengers, whose fingers could be trapped. The vehicles in question are certain Model 3 manufactured between 2017 and 2022, Model Y (2020-2021), Model S (2021-2022), and Model X (2021-2022).

Tesla will perform a free, remote software update to comply with federal motor vehicle regulations. Letters to notify owners will be sent beginning November 15.

Greater attention from the authorities

Elon Musk’s group says that it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths caused by this possible failure. Tesla has already issued several recalls in the United States this year for modifying potentially problematic software remotely.

The group has long made these updates without notifying users or regulators, but in recent months it has faced increased attention from the NHTSA, which notably launched an investigation last year after several crashes. with emergency vehicles.

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