(CTN News) – On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Tesla has recalled nearly 200,000 Model S, X, and Y vehicles due to software malfunctions that could obstruct drivers’ visibility.
Less than two months ago, almost all of its vehicles in the United States were recalled, and at the same time, the company was installing new safeguards in Autopilot, the company’s advanced driver assistance system, which is being recalled as part of the recall.
A malfunctioning rearview mirror, caused by software instability, might cause a decrease in the driver’s visibility, which could result in a higher risk of a collision caused by the malfunction, according to the regulator.
According to Tesla, the recall is applicable to all Tesla model S, Y, and X manufactured after 2023, which are all included in the recall.
As a result of the issue, the NHTSA has released a free, over-the-air (OTA) software update from the auto manufacturer to address the issue.
The regulator added that Tesla had identified 81 warranty claims, originating from the rearview condition, as of January 22, which may be related to the condition of the rearview mirror.
During its August 2021 investigation of the feature, the NHTSA found that there had been more than a dozen crashes involving Tesla vehicles hitting stationary emergency vehicles when they were being driven by Autopilot when they hit emergency vehicles.