Which Tesla Models Have Been Recently Recalled?

Posted: June 3, 2022

Another Tesla recall is in the works. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a software functionality known as “rolling stop,” which allows the vehicle to travel through all-way-stop intersections at up to 5.6 miles per hour before coming to a complete stop under certain conditions, could allow users to roll through stop signs without coming to a complete stop. According to a Safety Recall Report released by NHTSA, Tesla will remedy this issue by disabling the “rolling stop” functionality on vehicles with a firmware release. This is a recent example of a Tesla recall that may affect many motorists. 

What are the Most Recent Tesla Recalls?

Here is a list of other recent Tesla recalls motorists have encountered over the past few months:

1. February 7, 2022

Nearly 27,0000 vehicles in the United States were recalled because a software error could cause “reduced windshield visibility in certain conditions, which may increase the risk of a collision.” According to the Safety Recall Report, a firmware release (2021.44.30.7) remedied the condition by reintroducing a software command that would prevent refrigerant from entering the vehicle evaporator.

2. February 4th, 2022 and April 12, 2022

In a series of two recalls issues on February 4, 2022 and April 12, 2022 nearly 600,000 vehicles were recalled because the Boombox function, which the company reportedly advertised as having the capacity to “delight pedestrians with a variety of sounds from [the] vehicle’s external speaker,” could be construed to obscure or prevent the pedestrian warning system from complying with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 141, which establishes standards for “Minimum sound for hybrid and electric vehicles.”  Tesla promised to remedy this problem by, among other things, deploying an over-the-air firmware update that would disable the Boombox functionality when the vehicle is in drive, neutral or reverse, including if “Summon” or “Smart Summon” is in use. 

3. February 1st, 2022

While Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards require an audible seat belt reminder chime to activate upon vehicle start, on certain vehicle models a software error may have prevented the chime from activating upon vehicle start under certain circumstances. According to the NHTSA Safety Recall Report, this error affected certain MY 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles and on all MY Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. Because these models did not meet federal safety regulations, Tesla stated that a firmware release would resolve the problem.

4. December 21st, 2021

Tesla issued a recall that includes select Model S vehicles manufactured between 2014 and 2021, potentially affecting at least 119,009 vehicles. The secondary “frunk” could open without warning and obstruct the driver’s visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. The cause of this defect was a manufacturing mistake that misaligned the latch assembly during “fitment” of the trunk.Customers were told they could bring their vehicles into the shop for free repairs. According to the Safety Recall Report, Tesla Service would inspect the secondary frunk latch on affected vehicles and, if necessary, reassemble and reposition the latch mechanism to ensure proper alignment

How Do You Know if Your Tesla Has a Recall?

There are a few ways to know if your Tesla has a recall. Tesla will typically send out an email to all of its owners notifying them of the recall and what needs to be done. You can also check the Tesla website for a list of active recalls. Finally, you can contact your local Tesla service center.

If your car is on the list, you’ll need to take it to a Tesla service center for repairs. If it is a software issue, it may be fixed “over the air”.

To see if there is a recall of your Tesla vehicle you can also enter the Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN 

Hurt in a Car? Call William Mattar 

If you own a Tesla, it is important to stay up to date on the latest recalls and make sure your vehicle is serviced as needed. If you have been injured in a Tesla accident and are seeking legal representation, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney right away.

Our motor vehicle product liability lawyers have the experience to help people like you get maximum compensation. Contact the attorneys at William Mattar, P.C. today for a free consultation to see how we can help you. We’d be happy to talk to you about your legal options at your earliest convenience.

You can call our offices to schedule your free consultation with one of the experienced car accident attorneys by calling (844) 444-4444. 

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