Tesla warns full self-driving can cause accidents and recalls 362,758 vehicles

Tesla is remember(Opens in a new tab) 362,758 of its vehicles – almost every(Opens in a new tab) EV equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta, its driver assistance system – according to a recall notification(Opens in a new tab) issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday.

The NHTSA notice specifically claims that the Full Self-Driving software, a beta feature that costs Tesla owners an additional $15,000 in addition to the vehicle’s cost, “enables a vehicle to exceed speed limits or enter illegal speeds.” or driving through intersections in an unpredictable manner increases the risk of a crash.” The advisory also includes examples of unsafe behavior, such as the vehicle traveling straight in a turning lane, passing a yellow light without due caution and obeying a stop sign approaching without stopping completely.


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In addition, “The Full Self-Driving system may respond insufficiently to changes in advertised speed limits” and “does not adequately account for driver adjustments in vehicle speed to exceed advertised speed limits.”

The recall affects a number of Tesla vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta, including the 2016-2023 Model S and Model X and the 2017-2023 Model 3. 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles with fully autonomous driving will also be affected .

While Tesla issued(Opens in a new tab) The recall was voluntary out of “an abundance of caution” and CEO Elon Musk was not satisfied with the way the news was being reported.

“The word ‘recall’ for an over-the-air software update is anachronistic and just plain wrong!” Musk Posted(Opens in a new tab) in a reply on Twitter.

However, it should be noted that the document(Opens in a new tab) The notice of recall issued by Tesla is referred to as the “Safety Recall Report,” and NHTSA has issued the notice as a recall.

The move comes just days after a TV commercial challenging NHTSA is taking action on safety concerns with Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Air in major US cities during the Super Bowl. However, we should note that according to documents, Tesla officially made the decision to issue the recall on February 7th.

As a result of the recall, Tesla will be releasing a free over-the-air (OTA) software update for affected Tesla vehicles. Owners will receive notification letters sent out by April 15th.

Tesla’s Autopilot isn’t part of the recall, but according to previous reports, the NHTSA was also investigating the issue with that system. Also the US Department of Justice probing(Opens in a new tab) Tesla over safety concerns and company claims regarding its Autopilot system and “complete self-driving” feature.

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