More than 1 million Tesla recalled due to inverting windows issue

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Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the United States over concerns that the windows in those cars could pinch someone when folded.


Tesla Nearly 1.1 million vehicles are recalled in the United States due to concerns that windows could pinch someone when folded. Tesla has had several recalls for various reasons over the past year. The last mass recall was in July, when 59,000 cars were recalled to fix a serious flaw in the automatic emergency call system. Two months earlier, Tesla recalled nearly 130,000 cars in the US due to a touchscreen malfunction caused by the CPU overheating during supercharging. Then, about 600,000 vehicles were recalled earlier in the year due to concerns about the pedestrian warning system.

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It’s worth noting that not all Tesla recalls are for hardware defects, which means in some cases, at least, the process involves rolling out a software update remotely to fix a problem. In other cases, the recall includes very few vehicles shipped from specific locations on specific days. One such incident occurred in May when Tesla recalled a single Model X unit due to a lack of a safety boost. In this case, the vehicle was reportedly shipped without a rack that provides additional body structure support in the second-row seat, increasing the potential for injury to rear-seat passengers in the event of a collision.

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According to the United States National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla’s latest recall was necessary because the power windows in affected cars did not always retract in time when obstructions, such as someone’s fingers, were detected. According to Tesla, the issue can be fixed with a software update that addresses the faulty automatic window reversal system.


All Tesla models are affected by the reminder

The affected vehicles include some sedans from 2017 to 2022, some 2020 and 2021 crossovers, and a range of Model S sedans and Model X crossovers from 2021 and 2022. Tesla said it first discovered the problem during testing in August when it found a mention. The auto reversing system in her cars was not working as expected. The company added that it is not aware of any warranty claims, malfunctions or injuries due to the problem. However, NHTSA believes it is a serious flaw, as the lack of a proper automatic window return system can pose a significant threat of injury to the driver and passengers.

As for how the recall works, Tesla said it will inform owners of the problem through messages beginning on November 15 but did not specify when the update would begin for them. For cars still in production and pre-delivery, the company says it has started rolling out the required software update starting September 13. We hope that software updates will fix the problem for good, as Tesla It could do with some good news in the near future, having faced a lot of negative publicity about various issues in the recent past.

source: NHTSA

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