Tesla is coming out with an update that should make the power windows of 1.1 million of its American cars safer. According to Tesla, the modification of the anti-trapping system of the windows in some vehicles has not been modified enough to comply with the laws of the United States.
From the document According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the anti-trap system may use more force than allowed when it detects an obstacle while closing the power windows. The windows wouldn’t open enough afterwards either. According to the car manufacturer, this means that the passenger of the Tesla car will be injured as soon as it comes into contact with the problem. The company will on the air release a firmware update to fix the issue and comply with local laws.
The automaker says the problem affects US Tesla Model S vehicles sold in 2021 and 2022; as well as US Model 3 cars sold from 2017 to 2022 and Model X and Model Y cars sold in the US market since 2021. It is not known if Tesla cars sold in other parts of the world will receive the update soon. The company says it is not currently aware of any injuries or accidents to people due to the problem with the anti-trap system. Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla has delivered a total of 3.8 million vehicles.