A Tesla at a charging station. 1.1 million vehicles need a software update because drivers may pinch their fingers.
According to the regulatory authorities, car occupants are at risk of pinching their fingers. Vehicles of Model 3, Y, S and X are affected.
DrElectric 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 Vehicle Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday reported a malfunction on several Tesla models with automatic window closing. Car occupants are at risk of pinching their fingers.
Tesla cars have a sensor system designed to automatically detect resistance and stop closing windows. In some Model 3, Y, S, and X vehicles, however, resistors are not always reliably detected, the NHTSA warned. Tesla said the company is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the malfunction. The problem should now be fixed with a software update. Affected vehicle owners will be notified starting November 15. Tesla has already had to launch several of these redemptions in the US this year.
For a long time, the company has been running software updates without notifying owners or regulators. However, in recent months, Tesla has become the focus of NHTSA. The supervisory authority has launched an investigation after several collisions between Teslas cars and emergency vehicles.
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