A recall notice was issued for more than 1 million Tesla vehicles this week.
According to the Associated Press, windows in some models can pinch a driver’s fingers when the windows are rolled up.
A software update is required in the cars to fix the problem.
Monday’s recall notice, first reported on Thursday, came as Tesla stock fell 4.06 percent to $288.59, according to MarketWatch.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the recall was a nothing burger.
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The terminology is outdated and inaccurate. This is a tiny over-the-air software update. To our knowledge, there were no injuries.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 09/22/2022
“The terminology is outdated and inaccurate. This is a tiny over-the-air software update. To the best of our knowledge, there were no injuries,” he wrote.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Agency explained the issue in its safety recall report.
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“Affected vehicles may not meet certain requirements for automatic window reversing systems in FMVSS 118 Section 5 (Automatic Reversing Systems). When closing under FMVSS 118 Section 5 circumstances, the window may exert more force than Section 5 allows before retracting. The window can also retract less than the distance required in Section 5,” the document said.
It also added a description in lay language.
“If a window closes and an obstruction is detected, the condition can increase the risk of a crush injury for the occupant,” the NHTSA document said.
Affected models include some 2017-2022 Model 3 sedans, some 2020 and 2021 Model Y SUVs, and some 2021 and 2022 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs.
Tesla first learned of the problem in August, the NHTSA document said.
“During production compliance testing conducted from August 19, 2022 to August 23, 2022, Tesla engineers identified performance of the automatic window reversing system that exhibited larger deviations than expected in response to pinch detection,” the NHTSA document reads.
From August 23 to September 12, Tesla conducted further tests and analyzed those tests before issuing what the NHTSA document called a “voluntary recall.”
“As of September 16, 2022, Tesla is not aware of any warranty claims, testimonials, accidents, injuries, or deaths related to this condition,” the NHTSA document reads.
Owners will begin receiving recall notices beginning Nov. 15, the NHTSA document said.
The NHTSA document states that all vehicles manufactured after September 13 or not yet sold already have the updated software.
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