According to information published on consumersreports.org, tens of millions of vehicles are recalled annually. In fact, whenever a vehicle’s construction, equipment, or performance is deemed to be unsafe, the manufacturer of the vehicle or the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) can issue the recall. The recall will identify the specific safety risks and the components involved.
With that being said, one of the latest recalls involves over 362,000 Tesla vehicles. This announcement was made on Thursday, February 16th, 2023, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Here are some of the main facts that every Tesla owner involved in the recall should know.
Full Driving Software Issues
The issues that have resulted in this recall are due to Tesla’s full self-driving software. The NHTSA states that this software is not functioning on the road as it should. Here are some of the issues that may cause an accident at intersections:
- Car travels incorrectly through turn-only lanes
- At stopsign-controlled intersections, the vehicle does not come to a full stop
- Does not adjust correctly to posted speed limits
Model of Cars Affected By this Recall
As with any recall, not all models of Teslas cars are affected or involved in the safety recall. Therefore, every Tesla owner will need to pay close attention to the specifics, in this particular one. For example, in this latest recall, here are the models presently identified:
- 2016-2023 Model S
- 2016-2023 Model X
- 2017-2023 Model 3
- 2020-2023 Model Y
Each of these vehicles is currently equipped with FSD beta software. Or, these models may be involved in the pending installation of this software. Either way, the owners of these vehicles should look for further instructions on what they will need to do on sites like https://www.tesla.com/en_eu/support/annual-and-recall-service.
As mentioned above, over 362,000 Tesla vehicles have been recalled. As of Thursday, February 16, 2023, the NHTSA has issued a recall on these cars because of full driving software issues. Not all Tesla model cars are involved so it is important that Tesla owners look for more details on official sites like https://www.tesla.com/en_eu/support/annual-and-recall-service.