Tesla recalls vehicles in US due to faculty seatbelt warning system

Tesla is expected to introduce over-a-wireless network software update to fix the malfunction
An undated image of Tesla. — Freepik
An undated image of Tesla. — Freepik

Tesla, an American multinational automotive company, has recently recalled 125,227 vehicles in the USA because of a sudden breakdown in its seat belt warning system. On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claimed that due to this issue, accidental chances are likely to elevate which can lead to severe injuries.

The recall has adversely affected sales of several models including 2012-2024 Model S, 2015-2024 Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles.

These vehicles failed to comply with the federal safety requirements because the seat belt warning light as well as audible chime will be deactivated if the driver is not wearing a belt.

However, Tesla is expected to introduce an over-a-wireless network software update to fix this problem, with the categorisation which is likely to begin in June. This solution is likely to mitigate dependency over the driver’s seat tenancy sensor from the software, which entirely depends upon the driver’s user belt buckle for activating seat belt reminder signals.

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Moreover,  this isn't Tesla's first recall, in January the automotive company recalled more than 200,000 Models including certain S, X and Y vehicles, because of software failure which was obstructing the driver’s visibility while reversing the car.

Tesla had previously recalled 3,878 cybertruck in April to fix issues related to an accelerator pedal pad.

Furthermore, the US auto safety regulators recently started an investigation into the adequacy of Tesla’s recalls of almost two million vehicles announced in December. 

The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether the steps made to add additional Autopilot safety features in response to a string of crashes were sufficient.