Tesla recalls nearly a million vehicles over safety issues

The problems are linked to Tesla at the beginning of the year 2022. While it has just announced insolent results, the company of Elon Musk is forced to recall 817,143 vehicles reports the Associated Press (US equivalent of AFP). In question, a technical problem with the chime of the seat belt. The latter must trigger an audible alarm when a passenger has not fastened his seat belt. On these 800,000 models, the alarm no longer works when the vehicle is started. This anomaly can even become permanent if the door of the vehicle is closed after having left it.

This “software error” affects all cars of the brand launched in 2021: Model 3, Model S, Model X and even Model Y. Discovered on January 6, 2022 by South Korean Autopilot beta testers, this bug has first investigated. Tesla then deemed that a recall was necessary. The procedure began on January 25.

To prevent other vehicles from being affected, Tesla plans to correct the problem at the beginning of February by deploying an OTA update.

That’s a lot there, right?

The transition from 2021 to 2022 is complicated for Tesla. The company multiplies the hiccups, and inevitably this does not go unnoticed. Between the end of December 2021 and the end of January 2022, there are no less than three controversies relating to technical problems with Tesla cars.

In December 2021, the company recalled no less than 500,000 Model 3 and Model S following major malfunctions in the trunk and reversing cameras. Over the past three months, 117 complaints have been filed with the NHTSA (US federal highway safety agency) by owners of Tesla vehicles. The subject of these complaints: cases of phantom braking when Autopilot is activated. By way of comparison, Tesla had previously registered about forty complaints in 22 months for this same problem.

Finally, at the beginning of February, Tesla was forced to recall 54,000 vehicles due to an anomaly on the Rolling Stop functionality on Full Self Driving. When approaching a stop sign, the system had the annoying tendency to… fry it.

The good news is that Tesla is going to have plenty of time this year to fix all of these issues. The company has indeed announced that it will not launch new vehicles this year. Elon Musk explains that the shortage of components is already a problem for ensuring deliveries of existing vehicles. So there won’t be a Tesla under $25,000 this year. As for the Cybertruck, it should not arrive before 2023.

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