Tesla is sending an over-the-air update to one million of its vehicles in the US to fix faulty window software that could leave occupants with pinched fingers.
According to a document issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla engineers discovered that the affected vehicles may not meet certain requirements of the automatic window reversing system. It said that in some cases, the window can exert more force before automatically retracting when it detects an obstruction, such as a person’s fingers. The condition “may increase the risk of occupant pinching injury,” the NHTSA document said.
Tesla is not aware of any accidents, injuries, or deaths related to this issue.
The recall covers certain Model 3 sedans from the 2017 through 2022 model years; a number of Model Y SUVs from the 2021 and 2o22 model years; and some Model S sedans and Model X SUVs from the 2021 and 2022 model years.
The automaker said 1,096,762 of its vehicles require 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 fix it.
Earlier this month, pre-delivery and production Tesla vehicles received a firmware version that properly calibrates the vehicle’s automatic window reversing system. Affected cars already on the road will also receive the fix 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 call Tesla at 877-798-3752. Tesla’s own number for this recall is SB-22-00-013.
You can also enter your Tesla’s unique 17-digit vehicle identification number on the NHTSA website to see if it has the problem or is involved in any previous recalls. Indeed, the online tool is also a great way for any vehicle owner to check if their automobile is subject to a recall.
This isn’t the first over-the-air update Tesla has been forced to issue this year. In May, for example, the automaker said nearly 130,000 of its vehicles needed attention for a touchscreen problem that could have caused the device to overheat or lose its image.
Source : www.digitaltrends.com