Tesla recalls 7,600 electric vehicles in the U.S. over airbag issues

Tesla recalls 7,600 electric vehicles in the U.S. over airbag issues

by Pranali Mehta
  • Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3 cars built between 2017-2021, and Model Y cars manufactured in 2020-2021 are part of the November recall.
  • Affected Tesla models have been installed with faulty air bag cushions that could tear during expansion.

Tesla Inc. has reportedly recalled 7,600 cars of Model X and Model S in the U.S. over potential problems with the vehicles’ airbags.

The NHTSA (National Traffic Safety Administration) stated that certain Tesla cars might have faulty airbag cushions that may tear during expansion. As per the reports, owners of affected models will be receiving a notice by January 7th, 2022 via email.

Notably, Tesla has had a long history of recalls. The company had issued a voluntary recall for 11,704 electric vehicles earlier this month, after discovering a software flaw in the FSD update which could result in a misleading forward collision warning, or the automated emergency braking system activating unexpectedly.

According to sources, Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3 electric cars built between 2017-2021 and Tesla Model Y cars manufactured in 2020-2021 are part of the November recall. The carmaker has reportedly released a separate OTA software to combat this issue.

Tesla cars have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months as its electric cars have been involved in accidents on several occasions. The cars had been operating on the semi-autonomous driving feature, Autopilot in most of these cases.

Given such mishaps, the NHTSA has zoned in on Tesla's well-known Autopilot feature and is now investigating the technology to determine whether it is safe.

It is also worth noting that Tesla has been continuously criticized for a variety of quarters. However, CEO Elon Musk has remained unaffected by the criticism and continues to campaign for completely autonomous driving technology.

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Pranali Mehta

A chemical engineer by qualification, Pranali Mehta dutifully walked down the slated path and worked in a chemical firm for a year. Her passion for writing however, pushed her into experimenting with the same as a career. With over three years of experience in content writRead more...