Tesla to recall more than 8 lakh electric cars due to faulty seat belt alarm

Tesla is recalling more than 817,000 of its electric cars in the US. It is being told that the main reason for the recall of these vehicles is the lack of sound of seat belt reminder while starting the car if the driver does not put on the seat belt in the car. According to documents posted by the regulators on Thursday, the Model S electric sedans and Model X electric SUVs for 2021 and 2022, as well as the Model 3 electric sedans from 2017 to 2022 and the Model Y electric SUVs from 2020 to 2022 will be recalled. has gone.

According to the news agency Associated Press, recall documents posted by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) state that this type of problem occurs only if the driver has left the car in the rear drive cycle when the reminder rings. Had been. Please note, in motor vehicle safety laws, when the seat belt is not on and the vehicle is started, it is necessary to sound the alarm, and the alarm should go off only after the belt is put on.

Tesla will fix the problem with an over the air software update earlier this month. The safety agency says that without an alarm, the driver may not know that his seat belt is loose, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

The problem was detected by South Korea’s Automobile Testing and Research Institute on 6 January. Tesla investigated and determined that the recall was decided on January 25.

This is the biggest recall in the history of the company. Tesla has been facing increasing scrutiny from the US Road Safety Agency (NHTSA) for some time now.

The agency said this week that Tesla would recall about 54,000 cars and SUVs because Tesla’s “full self-driving” software doesn’t completely stop electric cars at stop signs.<!–

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