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Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million US cars to update its window reversing software

Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million US cars to update its window reversing software

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (Reuters) – TESLA (TSLA.O) Nearly 1.1 million US vehicles are recalled because the automatic window reversal system may not react properly after an obstacle is detected, increasing the risk of injury.

electric car maker Said the National Highway Traffic SafetyThe administration (NHTSA) said it will perform an over-the-air software update for the automatic window reversal system. The recall covers some 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles.

Tesla said it was not aware of any warranty claims, field reports, accidents, injuries or deaths related to the recall.

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NHTSA said closing the window without a proper auto-reversing system may exert excessive force by applying pressure to the driver or passenger before backing away, increasing the risk of injury.

The NHTSA said the vehicles failed to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard on electric windows.

Tesla said that during product testing in August, employees determined the performance of the automatic window reversal system was “greater than expected in response to disk detection.”

After extensive additional testing, Tesla determined that the vehicle’s pinch-and-pull detection performance in the test results did not meet the requirements for auto-reversing systems.

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Tesla said that beginning September 13, vehicles in production and pre-delivery have received a software update that specifies the operation of powered windows as required.

Tesla said the software update “enhances the calibration of the behavior of the vehicle’s automatic window reversal system.”

Tesla shares fell 3.5 percent in afternoon trading on Thursday.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter on Thursday criticized describing the callback as a recall.

“The terminology is outdated and inaccurate. This is a small over-the-air software update. To our knowledge, there have been no infections,” he said.

Both NHTSA and Tesla in the published documents On Thursday he referred to the campaign as a recall.

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David Shepardson News. Editing by Mark Potter and Mark Porter

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