It’s the US traffic authority, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), that has ordered Tesla to improve the 363,000 cars equipped with its fully self-driving factory pilot program. The recall applies to Model S and Model X produced between 2016 and 2023, Model 3 produced between 2017 and 2023, and Model Y produced between 2020 and 2023.
In a notice this week, the NHTSA said Tesla’s self-driving system “may cause the vehicle to behave unsafely at intersections. The vehicle can continue straight ahead, even if it is in a lane that only allows right or left turns or fails to stop at An intersection marked with a stop sign.
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The message from NHTSA also states that in some cases a vehicle may react incorrectly, or not at all, to the speeds shown on signs along the road.
To correct these errors, Tesla will perform a so-called “over the air” upgrade of the computer software in the affected cars. To Automotive News, Tesla in the US says the new software will be ready in “a few weeks.” Car owners will then receive a letter to this effect.
We asked Tesla Norway how many Norwegian cars are affected by this recall and when the cars update will start. We’ve also asked if this “over the air” upgrade means cars don’t need to come to a shop to be fixed.
The answer we received from Tesla Norway is the following:
Tesla does not want to comment on the matter. Sincerely, Tesla Norway.
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