Earlier this week, I covered the first Tesla recall. This involved over 2 million cars due to issues with Autopilot, the beta software the EV company launched in 2015. Now, there is a second recall. It’s much smaller at 120,000 vehicles. And you’ll want this update sooner rather later.
Tesla has issued the recall for the Model S and X electric vehicles that were manufactured between 2021 and 2023. Apparently, an issue may arise where an unlocked door will unlatch and open during a crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that this would result in an increased risk of injury and fails to comply with federal regulations. Tesla has since deployed another OTA (over-the-air) update to fix the issue. Notifications to owners will be sent in February.
Again, I must stress that having a car be more computer than car is not a good look. I understand wanting to push things forward. However, just because we can doesn’t mean we should. The last thing I want is for Autopilot to fail on me and then my car throws me out.
We really need to find a way to let go of this wreckless man and his companies.