Because the window automatic reversal system may not respond appropriately after detecting an obstruction, increasing the risk of injury, Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million U.S. vehicles.
The manufacturer of electric vehicles informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it would update the automatic window reversal system’s software over the air. Some Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X vehicles manufactured between 2017 and 2022 are included in the recall.
According to Tesla, the recall has not been the subject of any warranty claims, field reports, crashes, injuries, or fatalities.
According to the NHTSA, a window that closes improperly can exert too much force by pinching a driver or passenger before retracting, increasing the risk of injury.
The federal motor vehicle safety standard on power windows, according to NHTSA, was broken by the vehicles.
According to Tesla, employees discovered performance issues with the window automatic reversal system in August during product testing that had “greater than expected variations 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 reversal systems after conducting extensive additional testing.
According to Tesla, starting on September 13, software updates were applied to vehicles in production and in pre-delivery, adjusting power operated window operation to the specifications.
(Adapted from Business-Standard.com)