Tesla is recalling more than 817,000 vehicles in the United States due to a major safety flaw.
According to an auto safety regulator, an audible alert may not sound when the vehicle is started and the driver has not fastened their seat belt.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Model 3 and Model Y cars, in addition to the 2021 Model S and Model X, do not meet a federal standard for occupant crash protection because they the bell does not activate.
Tesla told NHTSA that as of January 31, it had no record of any accidents or injuries related to this failure. In any case, he announced that he will carry out a remote software update to correct it.
The first reports of this problem date back to January 6, and Tesla decided that the review of the cars involved was necessary on January 25 after an internal investigation.
This new failure occurs at a bad time for the company. In fact, the NHTSA is conducting an investigation into a series of incidents involving company vehicles using autopilot.
The manufacturer has had to make other recalls due to problems with the camera, the trunk and the suspension.
In recent weeks, Tesla has also been forced to delay the start of production of the Cybertruck, one of its most anticipated vehicles by customers of Elon Musk’s company.