WASHINGTON : Tesla Inc is recalling greater than 817,000 vehicles in the United States as a result of an audible alert could not activate when a automobile begins and the driving force has not buckled the seat belt, a U.S. auto security regulator mentioned.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mentioned https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2022/RCLRPT-22V045-3599.PDF on Thursday the vehicles, 2021-2022 Model S and Model X, 2017-2022 Model 3, and 2020-2022 Model Y, fail to adjust to a federal motorcar security customary on “Occupant Crash Protection” as a result of the chime doesn’t activate. Tesla will carry out an over-the-air (OTA) software program replace to deal with the difficulty.
Tesla informed NHTSA that as of Jan. 31 it was unaware of any crashes or accidents associated to the difficulty.
Tesla mentioned in a doc filed with NHTSA, the South Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute (KATRI) on Jan. 6 introduced the situation to Tesla’s consideration.
Tesla mentioned on the recalled vehicles a software program error could forestall the chime from activating upon automobile begin below sure circumstances.
The automaker mentioned the difficulty was restricted to circumstances
the place the chime was interrupted in the previous drive cycle and the seat belt was not buckled subsequent to that interruption.
Tesla added the difficulty doesn’t have an effect on the audible seat belt reminder chime from activating when the automobile exceeds 22 km/h and the driving force seat belt shouldn’t be detected as buckled.
The situation doesn’t influence the accuracy of the accompanying visible seat belt reminder.
Tesla has come below growing scrutiny from U.S. regulators and issued numerous recalls in current months.
On Tuesday, Tesla mentioned it was recalling 53,822 U.S. vehicles with the corporate’s Full Self-Driving (Beta) software program which will enable some fashions to conduct “rolling stops” and never come to an entire cease at intersections posing a security threat.
Tesla will carry out an over-the-air software program replace that disables the “rolling stop” performance, NHTSA mentioned.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; enhancing by Jason Neely and Ed Osmond)