Tesla Recalls 1 Million Vehicles Over Power Window Danger

The power window devices and controls fail to comply with federal safety requirements

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

September 22, 2022

3 Min Read
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Tesla is recalling more than 1 million vehicles due to a problem with its power window safety controls. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the window automatic reversal system may not be able to detect an obstruction, leading to injury if something is in the way while the window is closing. 

The power window devices and controls fail to comply with “Power-Operated Window Systems” federal requirements.  

The recall impacts 1,096,762 vehicles and includes certain 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles. 

Affected vehicles are expected to be fixed with an over-the-air software update and owners are expected to be notified by Nov. 15. 

Tesla has been the focus of several recalls over the past year, as concerns about its Full Self-Driving software grow. 

A California resident  this week filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer citing it “deceived and misled consumers regarding the current abilities of its ADAS technology and by representing that it was perpetually on the cusp of perfecting that technology and finally fulfilling its promise of producing a fully self-driving car.” 

In August, A Model 3 owner sued Tesla over so-called “phantom braking” seeking class-action status, saying the company knowingly sold defective vehicles.

The company has issued eight recalls over the past nine months, which typically are resolved by over-the-air software updates:

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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