Tesla ordered to recall over a million cars over safety issue

Tesla has been ordered to recall nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the United States over a safety issue with power windows, according to reports.

The problem concerns window obstruction recognition, which is responsible for detecting objects that could get stuck, such as a child’s fingers.

The recall affects 2017-22 Model 3 cars, 2020/21 Model Y cars, and 2021-22 Model S and Model X vehicles.

According to Reuters, Tesla reportedly told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it would try to fix the problem via an over-the-air software update.

The automatic window reversing system may not respond properly after detecting an obstruction, Tesla said in documents released Thursday by U.S. safety regulators.

NHTSA said it was a violation of federal safety standards for power windows.

Tesla discovered the problem during production testing in August. Owners will be notified by mail from November 15.

The company said in documents that vehicles in production received the update from September 13.

According to the documents, Tesla was not aware of any warranty claims or injuries from the issue as of September 16.

Additional agency reports.

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