Tesla is coming with an update that should make the electric windows of 1.1 million of its American cars safer. According to Tesla, the calibration of the anti-clamping system of the windows in some cars has not been adjusted sufficiently to comply with US law.
Documents from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the anti-trap system can exert too much force than allowed when it detects an obstacle when closing the power windows. The windows wouldn’t open enough afterwards either. According to the car manufacturer, this means that a passenger of a Tesla vehicle will be injured as soon as it comes into contact with the problem. The company will over the air release a firmware update to fix the issue and comply with local law.
The automaker states that the problem affects US Tesla Model S vehicles sold in 2021 and 2022; as well as U.S. Model 3 vehicles sold from 2017 through 2022 and Model X and Model Y vehicles sold in the U.S. market since 2021. It’s unclear whether Tesla vehicles sold in other parts of the world will soon receive an update. The company states that it is currently unaware of any injuries or accidents to people due to the problem with the anti-trap system. Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that Tesla has produced a total of 3.8 million cars.