Tesla owners to receive notice of recall to fix window malfunctions

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A window malfunction notice is set to have Tesla recall more than a million vehicles
A window malfunction notice is set to have Tesla recall more than a million vehicles

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Tesla is in trouble again as more than a million owners will receive another recall in the coming weeks.

The notice

On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filed a recall specifically naming many of Tesla’s latest models.

The administration explained that these models were on track due to the automatic window reversal system malfunctioning after detecting an obstacle.

Another issue that has been raised is when a closing window exerts more force and holds the driver or passenger before retracting, increasing the risk of injury.

Models recalled by Tesla

The Tesla models recalled are the Model 3 from 2017 to 2022 and the Model Y, X, and S from 2020 to 2021.

The company has until mid-November to contact vehicle owners and offer plans to release an OTA software update to fix the issue.

Testing issues

According to the Associated Press, Tesla identified the issues during product testing last month.

The September 13 update was therefore included in newly built vehicles.

Despite the move, Twitter users echoed Tuesday’s announcement, saying their vehicles have been facing the same issues since 2021.

Previous problems

The announcement marks Tesla’s first safety recall, as the company previously recalled its vehicles over other issues.

Overheating issues

Due to an overheating issue, Tesla has recalled the 2021 and 2022 Tesla Models S and X, as well as the 2022 and Y models.

The company said a software bug caused processors to overheat when charging or fast charging.

The CPU would slow down even if it got too hot.

Tesla recalled more than 130,000 cars.

Camera and trunk issues

In 2021, Tesla recalled more than 475,000 vehicles to fix defects in their camera systems and trunks.

Model 3 vehicles produced between 2017 and 2020 were prioritized due to repeated concerns about the trunk consuming the backup camera coaxial cable.

Self-driving ADAS

Tesla’s fully autonomous ADAS system impacted nearly 54,000 vehicles, all plagued by malfunctions that prevented cars from stopping at stop signs.

Vehicles that have crossed illegally will not stop at the signs at 4-way intersections with a maximum speed of up to 5.6 MPH.

Software error in the brakes

Last year, 11,704 Tesla electric vehicles were subjected to “false braking positions”.

The problem with the autopilot software is reportedly leading to collisions with emergency vehicles.

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Tesla to recall more than a million vehicles over pinchy windows


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