Tesla is recalling 1.1 million US cars over defective power windows

Tesla is recalling 1.1 million US cars over defective power windows

Tesla has recalled more than a million electric cars in the US, citing a flaw that could result in power windows pinching an occupant’s fingers.

US electric-car giant Tesla has recalled nearly 1.1 million vehicles in North America over a bug in its “soft-close” window regulator software that could injure occupants — including children — who accidentally got their hands in the path of the closing glass.

The recall affects 1,097,762 Tesla vehicles sold in the United States, with the Model 3 (2017-2022), Model Y (2020-2022), and Model S and Model X (2021-2022) listed in the recall notice .

Tesla employees identified the bug in August 2022 and said the automatic window reversing system’s performance showed “greater than expected fluctuations in response to pinch detection.”

Further testing revealed that the vehicles affected by the bug did not meet US safety standards for power windows.

The US electric car maker claims it is not aware of any injuries or warranty reports related to the issue.

Tesla says it will fix the problem by rolling out a free over-the-air (OTA) software update of the automatic window reversing system.

A recall notice for the bug has yet to be issued in Australia.

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Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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