Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million electric vehicles in the US due to a problem with windows that may not react properly after detecting an obstacle. This problem can pinch someone’s finger when the window is rolled up.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it violated federal safety standards for power windows. The issue can be fixed with an over-the-air software update of the automatic window reversal system.
Tesla discovered the problem during production testing in August. Owners will be notified by mail starting November 15. The company says in the document that the vehicles it produces will get the update starting September 13.
Tesla is not aware of any warranty claims or injuries due to the matter.
NHTSA says windows that close without a proper automatic reversing system can apply excessive force by pinching the driver or passenger before pulling back, increasing the risk of injury.
NHTSA said the vehicle failed to meet the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standards on power windows.