tesla: Tesla won’t recall 1.1 million cars, to fix window issue with software update: CEO Elon Musk

Tesla won't recall 1.1 million cars, to fix window issue with software update: CEO Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said You’re here does not physically recall 1.1 million vehicles, saying the company is only releasing a “small software update” to address the pinch window issue.

Previous reports cite a safety recall report that Tesla submitted with the United States National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the electric car maker has recalled about 1.1 million vehicles to prevent drivers from getting pinched by windows while rolling up.

The windows of these Tesla cars would not recognize certain objects when closing, which could result in “pinch injury to the occupant”.

After a follower posted on Twitter that it wasn’t a physical recall, Musk replied, “The terminology is outdated and inaccurate. This is a tiny, over-the-air software update. To our knowledge, there have been no injuries.” .

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The electric car maker said it will release an over-the-air (OTA) firmware update for affected vehicles that improves the behavior calibration of the vehicle’s automatic window reversing system, “at no cost to the customer. “.

Tesla said it was not aware of any warranty claims or injuries from the window issue.

In its safety recall report submitted to NHTSA, Tesla said that on September 12, the company determined that pinch detection and retraction performance in test results “exceeded the requirements of FMVSS 118, Section 5 (automatic reversing systems), depending on the force of the spring. and stem configuration”.

“As a result, Tesla has made the decision to issue a voluntary recall.”

In May, the electric car maker physically recalled 1,30,000 cars to fix touchscreen issues caused by central processing unit (CPU) overheating.

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The Elon Musk-led company recently rolled out an over-the-air (OTA) update to fix the issue on affected vehicles, including the 2022 Model 3 and Y, and the 2021 and 2022 Model X and S.

The overheating of the processor even rendered the car’s touch screen completely blank.


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