Tesla recalls 2 million cars after almost 1,000 crashes with Autopilot enabled

December 14, 2023  14:16

Tesla is recalling nearly all of its 2 million vehicles on the roads in the United States. The recall program was initiated after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) examined nearly 956 accidents involving the use of the autopilot function. This information is detailed in a letter published by the NHTSA. A total of 2,031,220 vehicles with Autosteer (automatic steering control) feature are being recalled, including:

  • Tesla Model S, model years 2012-2023
  • Tesla Model X, model years 2016-2023
  • Tesla Model 3, model years 2017-2023
  • Tesla Model Y, model years 2020-2023

The company has agreed to conduct a free over-the-air software update. The NHTSA letter highlights that in certain situations, there is an increased risk of an accident when:

"Autosteer is engaged, and the driver is not taking responsibility for vehicle operation and is not ready to intervene when necessary, or cannot recognize when Autosteer is deactivated or not engaged."

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