Tesla is recalling a total of 817 thousand vehicles in the United States due to the audible alarm which may not be activated when a vehicle starts and the driver has not “fastened” the seat belt.
This was announced by the competent regulatory authority of the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The models that are recalled for testing are the Model S and Model X of 2021-2022, Model 3 of the period 2017-2022 and Model Y that were built in the period 2020-2022. According to the federal safety protocol, these models do not meet the requirement to activate audible signaling when the belt is not secured.
Tesla, for its part, announced that the “recall” was essentially an upgrade of the over-the-air (OTA) software to correct the problem. At the same time, as the company announced to NHTSA, until January 31, there were no collisions or injuries related to this issue.
In addition, it became known that the problem was reported to the American company by the KATRI (Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute) in South Korea on January 6.
Just last Tuesday, Tesla recalled 53,822 vehicles back to the US market with Full Self-Driving (Beta) software built-in, which on some models performs “repetitive stops” and does not stop directly at intersections, resulting in the possibility of injury. And here the problem will be solved by upgrading the over-the-air software, essentially as it is done on our mobile phones.