On Thursday, Tesla recalled nearly 1.1 million vehicles due to problems with the windows. The problem is with the automatic window roll-up function, a safety feature that lowers the glass when it rises and collides with a part of a person.
Unfortunately for the affected Teslas, during production compliance testing, “Tesla technicians discovered the performance of the automatic window roll-up system had larger-than-expected variations in response to pinch detection.”
The issue affects Model 3s built between 2017 and 2022, Model Ys built between 2020 and 2021, and Model S and X models built between 2021 and 2022. Tesla discovered the problem in late August and by September 12 after analyzing and confirming test results. , the company decided to withdraw.
The good news is that Tesla can fix this problem with an over-the-air software update that brings the cars back into compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Tesla says it will notify owners on November 15th and is applying the new software to vehicles manufactured starting September 13th.