Authorities warn about performance: One million Teslas need a software update

Authorities warn about performance: One million Teslas need a software update


The authority warns about the performance
One million Teslas need a software update

Electric car maker Tesla has already had to launch several recall campaigns this year. Another software update now applies to more than one million Teslas in the USA. The reason: motorists run the risk of sticking their fingers through the automatic window closing system.

Electric car maker Tesla has to install a software update for nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the US due to safety concerns. The Federal Highway and Motor Vehicle Safety Administration (NHTSA) cited a defect in several Tesla models with the automatic window closing system. Car occupants are at risk of pinching their fingers.

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Tesla cars have a sensor system that is designed to automatically detect resistance and stop the windows from closing. In some Model 3, Y, S and X vehicles, however, the resistors are not always reliably detected, NHTSA warned. Tesla said the company is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from the malfunction.

The problem should now be resolved with a software update. Affected vehicle owners will be notified from November 15. Tesla already had to launch several such memories in the United States this year. For a long time, the company has been running software updates without notifying owners or regulators.

The NHTSA in June expanded its investigation into a series of accidents in which Tesla vehicles using Autopilot collided with emergency vehicles that were stopped on the road due to an emergency. Tesla boss Musk recently said how important self-driving cars are to his company. Without autopilot, Tesla’s value tends to “go to zero”.

In the past, accidents involving Teslas and autopilot have made frequent headlines. According to an NHTSA report released in June, Teslas with automatic controls were involved in 273 crashes in the United States within a year.