Published on September 27th, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
Tesla Recalls More Than 1 Million Vehicles With Faulty Windows
A Tesla OTA update should fix this issue
Tesla will recall 1,096,762 units of their 2021-2022 Model S, 2017-2022 Model 3, 2021-2022 Model X and 2020-2022 Model Y cars as they do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). This is because their power windows have an issue whereby they could pinch an occupant if part of their body gets in the way.
Tesla discovered the issue while running production tests from 19 to 23 August 2022 and the Tesla engineers described the window reversal system had “greater than expected variations in response to pinch detection.”
The Tesla engineers then began specifically testing for this issue with their own company models and found that the pinch detection and retraction performance did not comply with FMVSS requirements and no injuries related to this issue have been reported so far.
Tesla fixed this by changing their firmware to make the windows function as intended and as of 13 September 2022, Tesla has rolled out a software update for all newly produced vehicles and is sending an over-the-air (OTA) update to fix vehicles that are already on the road.
Tesla has already recalled vehicles a few times this year so one has to wonder what exactly is going on with Tesla right now, we also covered one of their previous recalls here on DSF before too and this is honestly an alarming trend and one Tesla should put an end to very soon.
In May, the company had to recall cars to fix an issue where the infotainment system’s processor overheats while fast charging and an issue where the speedometer had an improper display and these were both during the same month too.
On top of that, the company had to recall cars to fix a boombox issue twice, first in February to disable the system then again later and just like this recall, all it took to fix the issue was a simple OTA update, so then why exactly does Tesla need to recall these cars when a software update will suffice?
My guess is there is more to this than we are being told but it is likely something very minor or involves complicated systems that the average person would probably struggle to understand. Either way, Tesla really needs to get their cars in proper working order and fast or they may lose a lot of customers.
What do you think? Is Tesla handling the situation the right way in your opinion? I think they should do more real world testing with their vehicles before putting them in showrooms.