Tesla Forced to Recall Over 1 Million Vehicles over Faulty Power Windows
A large-scale recall of over 1 million Tesla models has been announced to fix a software problem affecting the power windows. The models affected include some units of the Model 3 built between 2017 and 2022, Model Ys from 2020-2021, Model S vehicles from 2021-2022 and Model Xs from 2021-2022.
The problem is serious because the faulty power windows could potentially crush fingers. The California-based automaker received a notice this week from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) explaining that in a number of its models, the detection system for changing the direction of a window’s movement when an obstacle is detected could fail to activate properly.
This creates a risk of injury to vehicle occupants who could find their fingers crushed, for example. Tesla says it is not aware of any incidents or injuries involving faulty power window mechanisms.
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Being software-related, the problem can be fixed via over-the-air updates. Tesla will begin sending notices to owners of affected vehicles on November 15.Read more