Tesla recalls 2nd to block pedestrian warning
Tesla recalls nearly 595,000 vehicles in the United States, most of it a second time, because the “boombox” function can play sounds on an external speaker and obscure audible warnings to pedestrians.
The electric car company says in government documents that the new recall “boombox” will be disabled if owners use a feature that allows them to “call” vehicles at lower speeds. If Tesla was on drive, neutral or reverse, the first recall in February was that “Boombox” was disabled.
Both recalls will be made with online software updates.
The new recall covers Model Y, X and S vehicles from 2020 to 2022 and Model 3 from 2017 to 2022. It was released in documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday.
“Boombox” allowed drivers to play preset or custom sounds while vehicles were moving. This violates federal safety standards, which require electric cars to warn pedestrians of small noises when in operation.
It was recalled in February after the security agency began an investigation into the issue.
At NHTSA 2010, Congress stated that electric and hybrid vehicles were needed to generate alarms for pedestrians. Agency rules require legislation to prevent manufacturers from changing pedestrian alarm sounds to anyone other than the vehicle manufacturer or dealer,
On Thursday, NHTSA released documents showing that Tesla will recall more than 7,000 Model X SUVs from 2021 and 2022.
Owners will be notified in early June, and service centers will replace left and right front row side airbags. This problem was discovered in an experiment conducted by Tesla.
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