Tesla is forced to recall 1.1 million Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X vehicles for window problems.
- The recall affects 1.1 million vehicles, including Model 3s, Model Ys, Model Ss, and Model Xs.
- The faulty system is the detection system which is supposed to reverse the direction when the window encounters an obstacle.
The electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla was forced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American organization which manages safety in transport, to recall 1.1 million vehicles for a problem related to windows. According to the organization, in certain vehicles, the electric window winding system may not detect the presence of an object or resistance, which could cause pinching and injury to passengers. The faulty system is the detection system which is supposed to reverse the direction when the window encounters an obstacle.
More than a million Tesla cars have a window problem
According to NHTSA, this defect violates Standard 118 Power Window Operation as defined in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The recall affects 1.1 million vehicles: Model 3s assembled between 2017 and 2022, Model Y 2021 and 2022, Model S and Model X. Also, according to the American organization, Tesla has already announced 14 recalls affecting more than 3.3 million vehicles.
In a report sent last Monday, the group led by Elon Musk told the US organization that it had received no warranty claims and no accident or injury reports related to the problem.
Tesla has notified its service centers, and owners will be contacted in the coming weeks. The Californian manufacturer has already started correcting the situation for production and inventory models with a software update. The automaker plans to roll out the software update to all affected vehicles over the next few weeks.
An obligation, even in the case of a software update
According to NHTSA, all automakers must file a recall for any depot repair or software update that addresses a safety-related issue. They are also required to communicate to workshops and customers any update that corrects a defect in the vehicle, even if the defect does not affect safety.