Tesla carries out another vehicle recall: 53,822 cars with problems

Deepak Gupta February 2, 2022
Updated 2022/02/02 at 6:39 AM

THE Teslamanufacturer of eletric carsmade one more recall of your vehicles. This time, all versions of the manufactured cars were called for a firmware update with the aim of ending the car’s attitude of starting at intersections and other lane crossings without stopping altogether. In total, the Tesla will have to fix the problem on 53,822 vehicles.

Model 3 again in the recall, just like its brothers

THE Model 3 reached the coincident mark of three recalls within 7 months. the rest of Tesla electric vehicle lineup they are Model X, Model S and Model Y. 53,822 cars, of all versions manufactured by the Elon Musk, will have to be updated to modify one of the “features” of the “Assertive” mode of self-direction. This mode allows the vehicle to drive faster, not just by speed, but by some actions. The action that will be corrected is what is called rolling stop in English: to start the car without it having come to a complete stop. If one Tesla approaches an intersection at less than 9 km/h and does not detect any obstacles before the mandatory stop, it will continue at that speed until it starts crossing the road. The American agency responsible for transit in the country considered the functionality unsafe and asked the Tesla to remove.

Tesla’s seventh recall

The manufacturer’s new recall is the seventh since November 2020, totaling more than 690,000 cars to be repaired or “fixed”. In November 2020, Tesla issued a call to 9,136 Model X (years 2015 and 2016). In 2021 alone, the manufacturer carried out five recalls

In February it carried out a recall of 135,000 Model S sedans (years 2012-2018) and Model X SUVs (years 2016-2018). The reason was not serious, but problems with the on-board computer processor caused the touchscreen to fail. Also February, 12,300 Model X were recalled in Germany for risks of car finishes coming off. The cause was a problem with the glue of the pieces.

In June, there was already a more dangerous case: 6,000 Model 3 (years 2019-2021) and Model Y (2020-2021) had problems with the brake caliper bolts. Already in October more problems in the screws of the Model 3 and Model Y, this time in the parts located in the front suspension of the vehicles. Here, more than 3,000 cars were called.

To close out 2021, Tesla held the recall of over 475,000 vehicles. The front trunk lid of 119,009 Model S I could open it with the car in motion. While 356,309 Model 3 were part of the same recall because of the rear trunk hood: the opening and closing of the hood wore out a cable from the rear camera, which leads to the uselessness of functionality and loss of vision of the reverse maneuver on the screen.

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