Tesla recalls a million cars for window problems. More than a million Tesla owners will receive another recall notice in the coming weeks for window problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the US on Tuesday unveiled a safety recall notice for several flagship Tesla models from across the electric vehicle manufacturer’s range because “the automatic window reversing system may not react properly after detecting an obstruction “.
In essence, the windows being closed could exert excessive force by pinching the driver or a passenger before retracting. Affected by the recall are the following models: Model 3s 2017-22 and Model Y, X and S 2020-21.
Tesla has until mid-November to contact affected owners and plans to release an OTA software update to correct the problem.
According to the Associated Press, Tesla first identified the issues during product testing in August and incorporated the update into newly built vehicles as of September 13. However, multiple Twitter users have found – in response to Tuesday’s announcement – that their vehicles have had nearly identical problems since at least 2021.
This is far from Tesla’s first safety recall. In the last two years alone, the Teslas have been recalled due to overheating of the infotainment systems, camera and trunk defects, as well as front suspension separation problems, “full self driving” systems, warning sounds pedestrian, seat belt beeps, and even software failures in the braking systems and various touchscreen failures. And this is only in the United States.