Tesla rolls out software program replace – labeled ‘recall’ – to 55k Mannequin X automobiles

Tesla rolled out an over-the-air (OTA) software program replace to nearly 55,000 Mannequin X items this week, because of a difficulty during which a car controller malfunctioned and the automotive did not warn drivers of low brake fluid.

The Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) introduced a recall on 54,676 Tesla Mannequin X automobiles on Tuesday constructed between 2021 and 2023, because of car controllers failing to detect low brake fluid and subsequently not displaying a warning gentle (by way of Reuters). Tesla deployed a free OTA replace to the automobiles to repair the difficulty.

Within the recall doc, the NHTSA says the controller failure “could impression braking efficiency and should enhance the chance of a collision.” As for the reason for the difficulty, the doc states that the “car controller’s set threshold vary for the sensor is probably not set to the proper vary at low brake fluid ranges.”

As of October 10, Tesla says it isn’t conscious of any accidents, accidents or fatalities on account of the malfunction. The automaker found the issue in September and labored with the Brakes Integration Workforce to determine and repair the set threshold vary.

Tesla shops and repair facilities will probably be notified, although Tesla software program replace 2023.32.7 or later will repair the setting, in line with the doc.

You possibly can learn the NHTSA’s full recall discover right here, full with a chronology of Tesla’s discovery and response to the malfunction.

Some have criticized using the phrase “recall” in circumstances the place Tesla or different automakers don’t have to carry out any bodily upkeep to repair a given downside. CEO Elon Musk criticized using the phrase recall in February, and he known as the time period “outdated and inaccurate” concerning these sorts of circumstances final fall.

Previously, Tesla has typically fastened so-called remembers by deploying an OTA replace to the concerned automobiles, which the vehicles then obtain and set up — and infrequently effectively earlier than the NHTSA can formally ship discover letters to them.

Concerned Mannequin X homeowners will nonetheless obtain letters concerning the brake fluid controller recall discover, which the company says will probably be mailed out by December 12. The associated recall quantity is SB-23-00-005.

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Tesla rolls out software program replace – labeled ‘recall’ – to 55k Mannequin X automobiles