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Tesla recalls thousands of electric cars due to failures in autonomous driving software

02/17/2023 - 10:54

American electric car company Tesla has recalled more than 360 000 vehicles in response to potential flaws in the autonomous driving software, according to a press statement from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tristan Nitot
Tristan Nitot
According to the press release, "Tesla is recalling any 2016-2023 Model S and Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles that have Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software installed." The total number of electric vehicles being recalled is 362,758.

According to NHTSA, FSD Beta may make a car behave dangerously at junctions. Excessive speed may not be properly taken into account by the system, and it may "not adapt satisfactorily" to changes in the established speed restrictions.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, responded to the NHTSA statement on Twitter. "Using the word "recall" to describe a wireless software update is out of date and incorrect!" he replied to one user.