Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million of its vehicles due to an automatic window safety issue that can cause a person’s fingers to be pinched.
The electric vehicle manufacturer informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) via a letter Wednesday that it would perform an over-the-air software update of the automatic window reversal system.
NHTSA said a closing window without the proper automatic reversing system may exert excessive force by pinching a driver or passenger before retracting, increasing the risk of injury.
The recall covers some 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles.
The issue will be handled like a software bug, with an update alert coming to their apps and screens, not a visit to a shop or dealer.
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Tesla reported it found the problem during production testing last month. Owners will be notified by letter starting Nov. 15.
Tesla also said starting Sept. 13, vehicles in production and in pre-delivery received a software update that sets the power operated window function to the requirements.
The car manufacturer said it was not aware of any warranty claims, field reports, crashes, injuries, or deaths in connection to the recall.
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