Following what feels like a long and unfortunate string of recall notices and production delays, Tesla is once again having a recall a massive number of its highly sought-after EVs. The bad news? The recall involves 1.1 million vehicles. The good news? The fix can be delivered ‘over the air’ via a software update that the automaker has already begun to push.
On Thursday, documents posted by US safety regulators noted that the automatic window reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction and, as a result, it may pinch passengers’ fingers. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this is a violation of federal safety standards for power windows.
Apparently, Tesla first uncovered this issue during product testing in August, and vehicles in production got the update starting the 13th of September. Owners of impacted vehicles will be notified by letter starting mid November, and Tesla was not aware of any warranty claims or injuries due to the problem as of 16 September, according to the documents.
Fortunately, much like some of the other recall notices that have been sensationalized in the media, a simple online software update will fix the problem and will be provided for free.