Automaker Tesla will recall more than 817,000 vehicles in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in Model S, Model X built between 2021 and 2022, Model 3 (2017-2022) and Model Y (2020-2022), no audible alert sounds at starting if the driver has not fastened his seat belt. However, this is a federal standard relating to “occupant protection in the event of a collision” and all vehicles must comply with it.
The firm assured NHTSA that as of January 31, it was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue. And that the problem only appears in very specific circumstances: if the chime was interrupted during the previous driving cycle, while the seat belt continued to be unfastened. And the little alarm ends up going off when the car exceeds the speed of 22 km/h. Also, the sound issue does not prevent a small light from flashing.
Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update to resolve this issue.
In recent months Tesla, which is selling more and more cars, has come under scrutiny from US regulators and issued a number of recalls. Two days ago, Elon Musk’s company initiated a recall in the United States of nearly 54,000 vehicles equipped with the FSD Beta driver assistance system that can continue to drive automatically after passing a “Stop” sign. instead of coming to a full stop.