Over a Million Tesla Vehicles Recalled for Faulty Power Windows

Can you guess how many vehicles on the road have open recalls that haven’t been fixed yet? 50 millions. The list includes cars from major manufacturers such as Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, GMC, Jeep, BMW and Honda.

Your car may have a serious problem that you are not even aware of. We’ll show you how to know if your vehicle is subject to a recall and receive email notifications of future recalls. Tap or click here to check if your model is affected.

While EVs aren’t being recalled for something like a faulty fuel pump, that doesn’t mean they’re immune. More than a million Teslas are being recalled for violating federal safety standards for power windows. Got a Tesla? You’ll want to check this out.

Tesla owners are feeling the pinch

The NHTSA publishes a recall for 1,096,762 Tesla vehicles for defective power windows. The auto-reverse system, or pinch detection, is supposed to prevent the window from rolling up when there’s an obstacle in the way (like your fingers).

NHTSA wrote in a letter to Tesla that the defect poses a risk of injury, which led to the safety recall.

Here are the Tesla models impacted by the recall:

  • 2017-2022 Tesla Model 3.
  • 2021-2022 Tesla Model S.
  • 2021-2022 Tesla Model X.
  • Tesla Model Y 2020-2022.

Vehicles in production as of September 13 have already received the update and Tesla had not received any injury reports as of September 16.

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To address the issue, Tesla will be rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) firmware update to affected vehicles. Owners will be notified by mail starting November 15. In the meantime, be very careful when closing your windows, especially if you have children in the car.

If you have any questions or concerns, call Tesla at 650-681-5000 or go to tesla.com/contact and complete the contact form.

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