The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on the 22nd that Tesla will recall nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the United States because the window lift system of some models detects an obstacle. It may not respond correctly when the object is touched, and a person's finger may be caught. Tesla's proposed recall includes the Model 3 from 2017 to 2022, the Model Y from 2020 to 2021, and the Model S and Model X from 2021 to 2022.
In response, Tesla CEO Elon Musk called it just a small OTA update, and NHTSA called the OTA update a recall "outdated and inaccurate. " Musk also said that as far as they know, no injuries have occurred due to the above-mentioned window problems.
Musk believes the term "recall" needs to be updated because glitches like the aforementioned window glitches can be remedied by downloading a fix without taking the car to a repair shop.
There seems to be some truth to Musk's statement, because when it comes to "recalls," most people think that the problem needs to be solved by replacing the hardware, or the car needs to be taken to a repair shop for repair.
However, NHTSA has previously said they require automakers to initiate recalls for all repairs, including software updates. The software update still falls under the definition of a "recall," according to the agency's description.