Electric car maker Tesla is set to install a software update for nearly 1.1 million vehicles. There is a risk of pinching.
The Federal Highway and Motor Vehicle Safety Administration (NHTSA) has pointed out a malfunction with the automatic window-closing system in several Tesla models: drivers are at risk of pinching their fingers.
Tesla vehicles (like other brands of cars) have a sensor system that automatically detects resistance and stops closing the windows. However, in some Model 3, Y, S and X vehicles, these resistances are not always reliably detected, NHTSA warned. Tesla said the company is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from the malfunction.
The problem should now be fixed with a software update. Affected car owners will be notified from November 15 onwards. Tesla has already had to launch several such recalls in the US this year.
For a long time, the company was pushing software updates without notifying owners or regulators. However, in recent months, Tesla has become the focus of NHTSA. The watchdog launched an investigation after several collisions between Teslas and emergency vehicles.
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