Tesla is launching a massive recall campaign targeting nearly 1.1 million electric vehicles in the US. The reason for this is potentially dangerous power windows: the function of reverse movement simply stops working for electric vehicles, so if an obstacle is detected between the frame and the glass, the mechanism will not automatically lower the glass, which can lead to injury.
The power window issue affected the 2017-2022 Tesla Model 3, the 2020-2021 Model Y, and the 2021-2022 Model S and Model X. However, this will not be a recall in the classical sense, since owners of electric cars with potentially dangerous power windows will not even have to visit the dealership. All work will consist of updating the software, which will be installed “over the air” using the over-the-air (OTA) function.
Tesla itself claims that they have not received a single complaint from customers about this problem, and the company is not aware of a single accident, the cause of which would be the failure of the reverse motion function. At the same time, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Agency insists that power windows that do not meet safety requirements can pose a real threat to the health of the driver and passengers.