Tesla is sending an over-the-air update to 1 million of its cars in the US to fix faulty window software that can leave passengers with pinched fingers.
According to a document released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla engineers have discovered that affected vehicles may not meet some requirements for the automatic window reversal system. In some cases, she said, the window may exert more force before automatically retracting when an obstacle such as a person’s fingers is sensed. The NHTSA document says the condition “may increase a passenger’s risk of disc injury.”
Tesla is not aware of any accidents, injuries, or deaths related to this issue.
The recall covers some Model 3 sedans from 2017 to 2022 model years; a number of 2021 and 2o22 Y SUVs; and some Model S sedans and Model X SUVs from 2021 and 2022.
The automaker said 1,096,762 of its cars required updated software to fix the problem.
Tesla engineers discovered the problem during routine testing in August, and have since been working to determine the extent of the problem and how to correct it.
Earlier this month, pre-delivery and production Tesla vehicles received a firmware version that correctly calibrates the vehicle’s automatic window reversing system. Affected vehicles already on the road will receive the repair in the form of a free over-the-air software update.
The electric car maker says it will notify owners of affected vehicles by mail starting November 15. Concerned owners can contact Tesla at 877-798-3752. The Tesla number for this recall is SB-22-00-013.
You can also enter the 17-digit unique identification number of your Tesla vehicle on the NHTSA website to see if it has the problem, or if it was involved in any previous recall. In fact, the online tool is also a great way for any car owner to check if his car is recallable.
This isn’t the first over-the-air update that Tesla has been forced to release this year. In May, for example, the automaker said nearly 130,000 of its cars needed to take care of a touchscreen issue that could cause the device to overheat or lose its image.
Source : www.digitaltrends.com