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Tesla is Recalling 1.1 million Cars in the US due to Faulty Windows

Tesla power windows could pinch occupants due to improper software.

  • The power windows could malfunction and pinch someone

  • The fix will be delivered in an over-the-air update

  • This is the 14th recall launched by Tesla in 2022

Tesla is having to recall 1.1 million vehicles from all of its product lines in the United States due to a problem with the power windows’ object detection software.

The power side windows used in vehicles sold in the US have to be equipped with an obstacle detection function that can prevent some injuries such as pinching fingers between the window and the top of the door.

This is especially important when children are riding in the vehicle since the mechanism is strong enough to cause serious damage to their hands and arms.

Apparently, the software used in some Tesla vehicles could cause the window to behave erratically when detecting an obstacle and fail to reverse the window’s movement.

This is true for the 2017 – 2022 Model 3, 2020 – 2021 Model Y, and 2021 – 2022 Model S and Model X, meaning the entire lineup is affected in some years.

Since this is a software problem, Tesla will be able to fix the issue with an over-the-air update, which means that owners will not need to bring their cars to a service center due to this recall.

Owners will begin to be notified on November 15 and the update should be launched to the public by that date since it has already been applied to new cars awaiting delivery.

This is the 14th recall issued by Tesla in 2022. The combined number of vehicles affected by these recalls is close to 3.3 million, which is substantial but still quite far from Ford, whose 52 recalls have impacted 7.4 million vehicles in 2022 alone.

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