For several months, Tesla, which then appeared as a prodigy of automotive technology, has been in the spotlight because of multiple recalls. So much so that the authorities of the United States, represented in this case by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the equivalent of our Ministry of Transport) keep a permanent eye on the problems that the owners of these cars report.
The now Texas firm has just been ordered to recall 1.1 million vehicles due to a failure in the electric window security system. This device may not order the lowering of these openings if an obstacle slows down the ascent, which could cause severe pinching, or even injuries if it is a human hand.
Are concerned by this operation the Model 3 assembled between 2017 and 2021, the Model Y manufactured in 2020 and 2021, as well as the Model S and Model X leaving the chain in 2021 and 2022. According to Tesla, a simple update of the software of Ordering this security feature will solve this problem. This will be done, as is most often the case for models from this manufacturer, remotely.
The owners of the cars in question will receive, from November 15, an official letter from the manufacturer to inform them of the availability of this new software. This will then be automatically installed on cars in the days that follow.
No operation of this kind has been programmed for the European market. Caution, however, recommends owners of such cars to contact their distributor to find out if this update is offered to customers on our continent.