According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla recalled nearly 1.1 million U.S. cars because the automatic window reversal system may not respond correctly after detecting obstacles, increasing the number of customers' risk of injury.
Tesla told the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that an OTA update for the automatic window-reversing system will be available. The recall involves certain 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles.
Tesla said it was not aware of any warranty claims, field reports, collisions, injuries or deaths related to the recall.
NHTSA said closing windows without a proper automatic reversing system could increase the risk of injury by applying excessive force by squeezing the driver or passenger before retracting.
The vehicles do not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards for power windows, NHTSA said.
Tesla said that during product testing in August, employees found that the performance of the automatic window reversal system had a "larger-than-expected change in response to pinch detection."
After extensive additional testing, Tesla determined that the vehicle's pinch detection and retraction performance in the test results did not meet the requirements of the auto-reversing system.
Tesla said that starting on September 13, vehicles in production and before delivery will receive a software update to set the power window operation to meet the requirements.