(CTN News) – Tesla has made a surprising announcement, as they have decided to recall more than 120,000 vehicles due to potential safety concerns related to unlocked doors in the event of a crash.
This revelation came to light after a routine crash test that took place on December 6. As a result, the electric car manufacturer has taken immediate action in collaboration with safety inspectors.
According to a document released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall affects specific Model S and X vehicles that were manufactured in the United States between 2021 and 2023.
If left unaddressed, this issue could lead to doors opening during a collision, thereby increasing the risk of harm to occupants.
Tesla has reassured the public that no injuries or claims have been reported thus far regarding this matter.
The company promptly identified the problem and has already implemented an over-the-air (OTA) software update for the affected vehicles.
Owners of the impacted cars can expect to receive notification letters by February 17, 2024, which will provide them with instructions on how to proceed.
This occurrence arose shortly after Tesla’s recent choice to restrict the utilization of its Autopilot system on approximately two million vehicles in the United States.
This decision was made following an extensive two-year examination by US safety authorities into nearly 1,000 accidents involving the activated Autopilot feature.
In its findings, the NHTSA expressed apprehensions regarding the potential misuse of the Autopilot system in specific hazardous scenarios where Tesla’s technology might encounter difficulties in accurately maneuvering the road.
Such misuse could create a deceptive feeling of assurance among drivers, thereby casting doubts on the system’s dependability in crucial circumstances.