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Software Update Required: Tesla Begins Recall in the US

Software Update Required: Tesla Begins Recall in the US

Status: 09/23/2022 10:46 am

In the US, Tesla has to recall more than a million electric cars. The reason is a necessary software update. The US Department of Transportation warns that otherwise occupants could pinch their fingers.

Electric car maker Tesla has to install a software update for nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the US due to security concerns. The Federal Highway and Vehicle Safety Administration (NHTSA) referred to a malfunction in several Tesla models with the automatic closing system of the windows. Car occupants are at risk of pinching their fingers.

Tesla vehicles have a sensor system that is designed to automatically detect resistance and prevent the windows from closing. However, in some Model 3, Y, S and X vehicles, the resistors are not always detected reliably, the US Department of Transportation has warned. Tesla said the company is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the malfunction.

Updating the software should fix the problem

The issue should now be fixed with a software update. Affected car owners will be notified beginning November 15. Tesla had already had to launch several such recalls in the United States this year.

For a long time, the company ran software updates without notifying owners or regulators. In recent months, however, Tesla has become the focus of NHTSA attention. The control authority opened an investigation after several collisions between Teslas and emergency vehicles.

The recall of the vehicle quickly spoiled investor sentiment. Shares of the electric carmaker fell a good four percent.