Tesla Recalls 360k+ Cars Because Its “Full Self-Drive” Feature Is Still Learning How To Drive
Although the very idea of a fully self-driving car sounds like something of the future, it is closer to becoming a reality every day thanks to the latest advancements in technology. Unfortunately, we are not quite there yet as leading EV automaker Tesla announced that it will be recalling 362,758 vehicles due to the current full self-driving software (FSD).
This recall is applied to all Tesla models dating back to 2016 for the Model S and Model X, and 2017 for the Model 3, and 2020 for Model Y.
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The main issue behind the current FSD is that it may react irrationally under certain situations that would cause it to “exceed speed limits or travel through intersections in an unlawful or unpredictable manner,” as stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
This is a big safety concern for drivers using the FSD, for it may not respond correctly at intersections with stop lights, or stop signs, or proceed through yellow lights with caution.
Because this recall concerns only the vehicles’ software, owners will be able to upgrade their current software through an over-the-air update. According to the NHTSA, Tesla has chosen to issue the recall “out of an abundance of caution.” Between May 8th, 2019, and September 12th, 2022, Tesla received 18 warranty claims that it believes are related to the current status of its FSD.
Tesla owners will receive recall letters in the mail starting April 15th, though when they can expect the actual software update is unknown.