The giant EV maker will soon fix the latest Tesla window pinching flaw.
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Although the system problem only needs an OTA software update, the automaker still needs to recall the affected models.
This is not the first time Tesla made a massive EV re-collection because of a simple software issue.
In 2021, the automaker recalled more than 800,000 electric cars because of a seat belt alert problem.
This issue only involves Tesla’s seat belt reminder that wouldn’t appear under certain conditions.
Tesla Window Pinching Flaw Fix to Roll Out!
According to Electrek‘s latest report, the latest OTA update to fix the Tesla window pinching problem is already being rolled out by the automaker.
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But, PC Mag reported that Tesla is still required to re-collect more than one million EV units.
The affected models include 2021-2022 Model S and Model X cars, as well as 2020-2022 Model Y and 2017-2022 Model 3.
The new over-the-air software fix is expected to enhance the calibration of Tesla’s automatic window reversal system.
This will ensure that the system’s behavior is compliant with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Is Tesla Window Pinching Issue Severe?
As of press time, the automaker said they hadn’t recorded any injury, vehicle crash, or death involving the window pinching issue.
But, since the problem makes Tesla’s EVs fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements, affected electric cars must be recalled.
“The window automatic reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 118, Power-Operated Window Systems,” said NHTSA.
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