Tesla Recalls Over 120,000 Vehicles
Tesla Recalls Over 120,000 Vehicles. In a proactive move towards safety, Tesla is recalling more than 120,000 vehicles, addressing a concern where doors could unlatch in the event of a crash. Safety regulators have issued warnings highlighting the potential risk of doors unlatching and opening during a collision, thereby increasing the risk of injury.
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Identifying the Issue: Model S and Model X Vehicles Affected from 2021-2023
As disclosed in a filing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the identified issue impacts certain Model S and Model X vehicles manufactured between 2021 and 2023. This revelation comes after engineers at Tesla, a prominent electric car manufacturer, detected the defect during side-impact tests conducted on vehicles on December 6.
Prompt Action and Lack of Reported Incidents
Up to December 14, Tesla had no knowledge of any warranty claims or reported injuries associated with the identified issue. This suggests that the recall is a precautionary measure rather than a response to incidents.
What Tesla Drivers Should Be Aware Of: The Latest Autopilot Recall
For Tesla drivers, it is crucial to stay informed about the latest Autopilot recall. Fortunately, Tesla has taken swift action by releasing a free software update designed to rectify the door unlatching problem. Car owners will receive notifications by mail on February 17, 2024, detailing the necessary steps to address the issue. In case of queries or concerns, Tesla’s customer service line can be reached at (877) 798-3752, while the NHTSA can be contacted at (888) 327-4236.
Autopilot Woes: A Recent Recall
In a recent development, nearly all Tesla vehicles on the road faced a recall due to a malfunctioning system designed to ensure driver attention while using Autopilot. This recall stemmed from a comprehensive two-year investigation by the NHTSA into a series of accidents occurring during Autopilot engagement.
A Software Solution: Addressing Autosteer Concerns
As part of the solution, Tesla distributed a software update to drivers. This update introduces alerts aimed at enhancing driver awareness and attentiveness, especially when Autopilot is in use. The primary focus of the update is on Tesla’s Autosteer feature, which enables cars to navigate and maintain their lanes on freeways. The update, as outlined in recall documents, imposes limitations on where Autosteer can be utilized, taking into account the vehicle’s surroundings. Additionally, it will issue alerts to drivers if Autosteer is disengaged, further emphasizing the importance of driver attention during operation.
By swiftly addressing these concerns through recalls and software updates, Tesla underscores its commitment to safety and continuous improvement in its vehicles’ performance. As Tesla drivers await the upcoming software update, it remains essential to stay vigilant on the road, ensuring a secure and seamless driving experience.