Tesla is recalling more than 817,000 vehicles in the United States, as an audible alert may not be triggered when a vehicle starts and the driver has not fastened his seat belt, a U.S. car safety regulator said.
The National Traffic Safety Administration has stated that the vehicles, 2021-2022 Model S and Model X, 2017-2022 Model 3 and 2020-2022 Model Y, do not meet the federal safety standard for vehicles on “occupant protection” because the bell does not ring. activates. Tesla will perform an over-the-air software update to resolve the issue.
Tesla told NHTSA that since January 31, it has been unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue.
Tesla said in a document submitted to NHTSA, the South Korean Automobile Testing and Research Institute brought this condition to Tesla’s attention.
The manufacturer said that in the case of recalled vehicles, a software error may prevent the ringer from activating when the vehicle is started under certain circumstances.
The problem is limited to circumstances
The carmaker said the problem was limited to circumstances in which the bell was interrupted in the previous driving cycle and the seat belt was not fastened after that interruption.
Tesla added that the problem does not affect the seat belt reminder sound that activates when the vehicle exceeds 22 km / h and the driver’s seat belt is not detected as blocked.
The condition does not affect the accuracy of the visual memory of the seat belt that accompanies it.
Tesla has been increasingly controlled by US regulators and has issued a series of withdrawals in recent months.
The company said it recalled 53,822 vehicles in the United States with the company’s Complete Self-Driving software, which could allow some models to make “stop stops” and not stop completely at intersections that pose a safety risk.
Tesla will perform an over-the-air software update that disables “rolling stop” functionality, NHTSA said.