Tesla is recalling over 800,000 vehicles over a seat belt chime issue that could increase the risk of personal injury, the Associated Press reported. According to the news outlet, the firm announced the recall after learning that the seat belt reminder chimes in the vehicles may not sound when the vehicles start.
The issue was initially identified by South Korea’s Automobile Testing and Research Institute.
Vehicles in the United States are required to sound warning chimes when vehicles start, alerting drivers and passengers to fasten their seat belts. Once they buckle up, the sound stops. Vehicles that do not sound the warning chime are in violation of federal motor vehicle safety laws and might pose occupants to personal injury risks.
Tesla Recall Impacts The Four Models In Its Lineup
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that Tesla is recalling the 2021 and 2022 Model S sedan and Model X SUV, the 2017 through 2022 Model 3 sedan, and the 2020 through 2022 Model Y SUV vehicles.
While the firm is unaware of any accidents or injuries associated with the recalled vehicles, it is important that car owners who own one of the models listed above are aware of the risks.
In order to repair the chime issues, Tesla will send out an over the air software update. Car owners should contact Tesla directly if they have any further questions or concerns.
Latest Tesla Recall Largest In Company’s History
This latest recall comes as federal regulators further investigate Tesla over issues with its full self-driving software and “Autopilot” driver-assist system. According to the agency, this is the largest recall in the firm’s history.
Hopefully, Tesla will use this opportunity to review its production processes so that its vehicles are less likely to expose drivers and passengers to personal injury risks.
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