Because of a problem with the window automated reversing mechanism, Elon Musk’s Tesla has recalled more than one million US cars.
1,096,762 automobiles are included in the recall, including models from the 2017–2022 Model 3 and the 2021–2022 Model S and X series as well as the 2020–2021 Model Y.
Because of the flaw, the windows might close while pinning the fingers of the driver or other passengers.
According to Tesla, the recall has not been the subject of any warranty claims, field reports, collisions, injuries, or fatalities.
According to NHTSA, a window that closes improperly might apply too much force by pinching a driver or passenger before retracting, which could lead to harm.
The federal motor vehicle safety standard for power windows, according to NHTSA, was broken by the automobiles.
According to Tesla, staff discovered performance issues with the window automatic reversing mechanism in August during product testing that exhibited “higher than intended variability in response to pinch detection.”
Tesla came to the conclusion that the cars’ pinch detection and retraction performance in the test results did not satisfy the standards for automated reversing systems after doing significant more testing.
According to Tesla, a software update that adjusts power operated window operating to the specifications began to be installed on cars that are in production or are awaiting delivery on September 13.
Starting on November 13, owners of the cars impacted by the issue will get notifications.
It’s not the first time Tesla has dealt with problematic windows.
Musk had to deal with a humiliating incident in 2019 when the company’s new Cybertruck had easy window cracking during a live strength test demonstration.
Tesla bragged that the truck, which was dubbed the electric pickup of the future, was constructed from the same stainless steel used in rockets and could resist any impact.
Franz von Holzhausen, a Tesla designer, demonstrated it by throwing a steel ball at the futuristic-looking car’s glass, which unpredictably broke under the force of the blow.
The most recent Tesla backlash comes as Musk said that by the end of 2022, he wants to see his company’s self-driving vehicles “in broad distribution” across the US and Europe.
“The two technologies I am concentrating on, attempting to ideally have done by the end of the year,” the SpaceX CEO said to the audience at Offshore Northern Seas 2022 in Norway. “Getting our Starship into orbit… and then having Tesla vehicles be able to conduct self-driving.”
Have self-driving vehicles on the road in large numbers, at least in the United States, and maybe in Europe, pending regulatory permission.
Tesla cars may be retrofitted with the Full Self-Driving Capability package, which enables them to steer, park, and stop at traffic signals or signs.
But neither the US nor Europe have approved the use of autonomous cars.
The self-driving vehicle industry and road use will not be permitted to begin until 2025, according to the governments of the US and UK.