US electric car maker – Tesla has announced the recall of more than 1.1 million models including Model 3 (2017-2022), Model Y (2020-2021), Model X and Model S (2012-2022). The company is using this recall to address a problem found in the Window Automatic Reversal System. According to Tesla, the car may not react once a blockage is detected, posing a risk of injury. The EV giant will be rolling out the update through the OTA network, as directed by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
According to Tesla, the issue came to light during a product testing exercise in August this year. The company claims that it recorded a “greater than expected variation in pinch detection.” The EV manufacturer followed the practice by additional testing and verification to get to the main cause of the issue and resolve it through necessary software updates. Similar updates will now be rolled out as part of the recall. Starting September 13, Tesla has started using the update for production models as well.
The US security agency NHTSA says a window that closes without an anti-pinch system can significantly damage the user’s finger before retracting, posing a risk of injury.
In addition, Tesla is working to upgrade its Shanghai-based Gigafactory, and has announced that the work is finally done, and the upgraded assembly line remains in the testing phase until November 30. The upgraded line will double the company’s production capacity, taking it to one million units annually. A Shanghai government document further shows that the upgrade took nine months.