Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the United States because the windows may close too quickly and pinch people’s fingers.
According to documents produced by American regulators, the windows may not respond properly after detecting an obstruction.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, called the description as a recall “outdated and inaccurate.”
The automaker claims that a software update will resolve the issue.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the flaw is a violation of safety standards.
The world’s largest electric-vehicle manufacturer has repeatedly clashed with federal safety regulators, whom Mr. Musk refers to as “the fun police.”
Previous recalls have occurred as a result of:
- rear-view cameras
- bonnet latches
- seat-belt reminders
- sound-system software
The most recent Tesla recall affects all four models, specifically the 2017-22 Model 3 sedans, as well as some 2020-21 Model Y SUVs (sports utility vehicles), Model S sedans, and Model X SUVs.
During production testing in August, Tesla discovered the issue with the automatic windows.
Owners will be notified by letter beginning November 15th.
According to company documents, vehicles manufactured after September 13th already have the necessary, updated software to correct the problem.
Tesla stated that it was unaware of any warranty claims, crashes, injuries, or deaths resulting from the recall.
On Thursday afternoon trading, Tesla shares were down 3.5%.
Mr. Musk reacted to the news on Twitter.
“The terminology is out of date and incorrect. This is a minor software update delivered over the air. To the best of our knowledge, no injuries have occurred, “He stated.
In documents made public on Thursday, both the NHTSA and Tesla referred to the campaign as a recall.