Written by David Shepardson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million U.S. vehicles because its automatic window reversing system may not react properly after an obstacle is detected, increasing the risk of injury.
The electric vehicle manufacturer told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will perform an over-the-air software update for its automatic window reversal system. The recall covers some 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles.
Tesla (NASDAQ 🙂 said it is not aware of any warranty claims, field reports, accidents, injuries or deaths related to the recall.
NHTSA said closing the window without a proper auto-reversing system may exert excessive force by applying pressure to the driver or passenger before backing off, increasing the risk of injury.
The NHTSA said the vehicles failed to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard on electric windows.
Tesla said during product testing in August that employees determined the performance of the automatic window reversal system was “greater than expected in response to disk detection.”
After extensive additional testing, Tesla determined that the vehicle’s disc detection and drag performance in test results did not meet the requirements for auto-reversing systems.
Tesla said that beginning September 13, vehicles in production and pre-delivery have received a software update that specifies the operation of powered windows as required.