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Tesla recalls about 1.1 million U.S. vehicles to update window reversing software

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Tesla is recalling about 1.1 million U.S. vehicles due to the window automated reversal system may not react properly after sensing an obstruction, increasing the risk of injury.

The EV maker informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will update the automatic window reversal system’s software over the air. Some Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X vehicles manufactured between 2017 and 2022 are included in the recall.

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According to Tesla, the recall has not been the subject of any warranty claims, field reports, crashes, injuries, or deaths.

According to the NHTSA, a window that closes improperly can apply too much force by pinching a driver or passenger before retracting, increasing the risk of injury.

NHTSA said the vehicles failed to comply with the requirements of a federal motor vehicle safety standard on power windows.

According to Tesla, employees discovered performance issues with the window automatic reversing mechanism in August during product testing that experienced “greater than expected variations in response to pinch detection.”

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After extensive additional testing, Tesla determined the vehicle’s pinch detection and retraction performance in the test results did not meet automatic reversal systems requirements.

According to Tesla, starting on September 13, software updates were deployed to vehicles in production and pre-delivery, adjusting power-operated window operation to the requirements.

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