On Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla was not physically recalling 1.1 million vehicles, saying the company was only issuing a ‘tiny software update’ to fix the window issue. who pinches.
Previous reports cited a safety recall report that Tesla submitted to the US National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), according to which the electric car maker recalled approximately 1.1 million vehicles to prevent drivers from get pinched by the windows when they are rolled up.
The windows of these Tesla cars would not recognize certain objects when closing them, which could lead to “a 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 After a follower posted on Twitter that it wasn’t a physical recall, Musk replied, “The terminology is outdated and inaccurate.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 small software update. As far as we know, there were no injuries”.
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The electric car maker said it will release a firmware update over the air (OTA) for affected vehicles that improves the calibration of the behavior 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 spring force and rod configuration”.
“As a result, Tesla has made the decision to conduct a voluntary recall.” In May, the electric car maker issued a physical recall of 1,30,000 cars to fix touchscreen issues caused by an overheating central processing unit (CPU).
The Elon Musk-led company recently rolled out an over-the-air (OTA) update to fix the issue on affected vehicles, which include the 2022 Model 3 and Y, as well as the 2021 Model X and S and 2022. The overheating of the central processing unit even caused the car’s touch screen to turn off completely.
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