Tesla will fix window software on 1 million of its US cars

Tesla will fix window software on 1 million of its US cars

Tesla is sending an update over the air to one million of its vehicles in the US to fix faulty window software that can leave occupants with their fingers stuck.

According to a document issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla engineers found that affected vehicles may not meet certain automatic window reversing system requirements. He said that in some cases, the window can exert more force before automatically retracting when it detects an obstruction, such as a person’s fingers. The condition “may increase the risk of a pinch injury to the occupant,” the NHTSA document says.

Tesla is not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths related to the issue.

The recall covers select Model 3 sedans from model years 2017 through 2022; various Model Y SUVs from the 2021 and 2022 model years; and select Model S sedans and Model X SUVs from model years 2021 and 2022.

The automaker said 1,096,762 of its vehicles require updated software to resolve the issue.

Tesla engineers discovered the problem during routine testing in August and have since been working to determine the extent of the problem and how to fix it.

Earlier this month, pre-delivery and production Tesla vehicles received a firmware version that properly calibrates the vehicle’s auto-reverse window system. Affected cars that are already on the road will also receive the fix in the form of a free over-the-air software update.

The electric car maker says it will notify owners of affected vehicles by mail starting Nov. Concerned homeowners can call Tesla at 877-798-3752. Tesla’s own number for this recall is SB-22-00-013.

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You can also enter your Tesla vehicle’s 17-digit unique identification number on the NHTSA website to see if it has the issue or is involved in any previous recalls. In fact, the online tool is also a great way for any vehicle owner to check if their car is subject to a recall.

This isn’t the first over-the-air update Tesla has been forced to issue this year. In May, for example, the automaker said nearly 130,000 of its vehicles needed attention due to a touchscreen issue that could result in the device overheating or losing its image.

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