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Tesla to recall a large number of vehicles due to pinching window malfunction


Tesla is in trouble again as more than a million owners will receive another recall notice in the coming weeks.

The notice

On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filed a safety recall notice specifically calling out several of Tesla’s latest models.

The administration explained that these models were on the right track due to the malfunction of the automatic window reversal system after detecting an obstacle.

Another issue that has been raised is when a closing window exerts more force and traps the driver or passenger before it retracts, increasing the risk of injury.

Models recalled by Tesla

The Tesla models to be recalled include the 2017 – 2022 Model 3 and the 2020 – 2021 Model Y, X, and S.

The company has until mid-November to contact vehicle owners and suggest plans to release an OTA software update to fix the problem.

Test problems

According to the Associated Press, Tesla identified the problems during product testing last month.

The September 13 update was therefore included in the new build vehicles.

Despite the move, users on Twitter echoed Tuesday’s announcement, saying their vehicles have faced the same problems since 2021.

Previous problems

The announcement marks Tesla’s first safety recall, as the company had previously recalled its vehicles for other issues.


Due to an overheating problem, Tesla recalled the 2021 and 2022 Tesla Model S and X, as well as the 2022 model and the Y.

The company said that a software bug ensured that the processors overheated during quick recharging or charging.

The CPU would slow down even if it became too hot.

Tesla recalled more than 130,000 cars.

Camera and trunk troubles

In 2021, Tesla remembered more than 475,000 vehicles to repair the defects in their systems of cameras and tribes.

Model 3 vehicles produced between 2017 and 2020 were prioritized due to repeated concerns about the trunk consuming the backup camera coaxial cable.

Fully self-driving ADAS

Tesla’s fully autonomous ADAS system impacted nearly 54,000 vehicles, all plagued by breakdowns that prevented the cars from stopping at stop signs.

Vehicles illegally crossed stop signs at 4-way intersections at a maximum speed of 5.6 mph.

Software error in the brakes

Last year, 11,704 Tesla electric vehicles were prone to “false braking positives.”

The problem with the autopilot software is reportedly leading to collisions with emergency vehicles.


Tesla to recall more than a million vehicles over pinchy windows