Following a two-year investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla will recall over two million vehicles to address Autopilot safety concerns.
Fixes will be issued through free over-the-air (OTA) updates, adding features that ensure drivers pay attention while using Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance system. It affects all current Tesla EVs built since Autopilot launched in 2015, including the Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X.
Those features will include more prominent visual alerts, making it easier to turn Autosteer on and off, and eventual suspension from Autosteer if the driver fails to behave responsibly. NHTSA opened the investigation following 11 crashes with parked first-responder vehicles, which resulted in 17 injuries and one death, since 2018.
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— Mat Smith
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Tesla is recalling over two million vehicles to address safety concerns related to its Autopilot driver assistance system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a two-year investigation following 11 crashes involving parked first-responder vehicles since 2018. The fixes will be delivered through free over-the-air (OTA) updates and will include more prominent visual alerts and easier control of the Autosteer feature. Tesla will also suspend Autosteer for drivers who fail to behave responsibly. The recall affects all Tesla EVs built since Autopilot was launched in 2015, including the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X. In addition, Tesla has updated its purchase agreement documents for the Cybertruck, allowing the company to sue owners who attempt to sell their vehicles within one year of purchase. Tesla’s legal issues are expected to continue into 2024.