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One more!  Tesla to recall 120,000 cars in US

One more! Tesla to recall 120,000 cars in US

Tesla is going to call again and again in America. This time, 120,423 vehicles are being recalled due to a safety defect in the doors in case of accidents. The information comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

For those in a hurry:

  • New Tesla Recall: Tesla announced a recall of 120,423 Model S and Model X vehicles made in the U.S. between 2021 and 2023 because of a safety defect in the doors that do not meet federal standards for protection against side impacts;
  • Security issue: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identified the affected vehicles as failing to meet certain safety requirements, particularly regarding safety in side crashes;
  • Software upgrade: To address the safety issue, Tesla released an OTA (Over-The-Air) software update, allowing vehicles to meet required safety standards without requiring physical visits to the dealership;
  • Another Tesla memory: Follows another recent one involving nearly two million Tesla electric vehicles due to problems with the Autopilot system.
  • Investigations and Defense: NHTSA has conducted several investigations into Tesla vehicle crashes involving suspected steering system failures, including fatalities.

The new recall affects Model S and Model X vehicles manufactured between 2021 and 2023. These cars do not meet certain federal safety standards for protection against side impacts.

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Elon Musk's electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer has released a software update, according to the country's road safety regulatory body. Over-the-air (OTA) – Software or firmware updates, usually delivered over Wi-Fi or mobile networks, to address this issue.

Recall 2 Million Tesla Cars

A view of the interior of the Tesla on the highway
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The recall comes just days after Tesla announced it was recalling approximately two million EVs due to problems with the company's “autopilot” — Autopilot.

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The aim is to install new security features to prevent misuse of the driver assistance system. The recall was issued after an investigation by NHTSA was completed.

Tesla's Autopilot system allows vehicles to steer, accelerate and brake automatically, while an improved version helps change lanes on highways.

Since 2016, NHTSA has opened more than 35 investigations involving Tesla vehicle crashes in which the steering system is suspected to have failed. In this, 23 people died.