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Tesla issues recall on nearly all American vehicles for autopilot issues


Electric vehicle giant Tesla has issued a recall on nearly all its American vehicles—more than 2 million in all—containing its autopilot feature, according to an NHTSA filing released Wednesday.


The move comes as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigates nearly 1,000 crashes in which Autopilot was reported to be engaged.



The subject population includes certain MY 2012-2023 Model S that are equipped with Autosteer and were produced between October 5, 2012, and December 7, 2023, and all MY 2016-2023 Model X vehicles, all MY 2017-2023 Model 3 vehicles and all MY 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles that are equipped with Autosteer and were produced through December 7, 2023.


The report says that software updates and security fixes are required on an addition to the Tesla "Autosteer" feature designed to make drivers pay more attention while using it.


The decision was backed by certain politicians; Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following joint statement:


“This recall is critically needed to make Tesla’s cars safer, but it is egregiously overdue. We have long sounded alarms about Tesla exaggerating the true capabilities of Autopilot and other flawed features. We urge NHTSA to continue its investigations to spur necessary recalls, and Tesla to stop misleading drivers and putting the public in great danger.”

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