A Tesla “recall” that will see the EV maker rolling out a software program replace to thousands and thousands of automobiles in its electrical automotive vary has drawn the ire of the corporate’s CEO, Elon Musk.
In typical Musk trend, the Tesla boss took to Twitter Sunday night (US time) to weigh in on the information of the recall, which appeared in LinkedIn’s “Prime Information” feed, amongst different channels.
“Tesla is recalling some 1.1 million automobiles out of concern that the automobiles’ computerized home windows might pinch occupants when they’re closed,” the submit stated.
“Tesla issued the same replace earlier this 12 months after recalling greater than 800,000 automobiles for an issue with seat-belt alerts. Tesla says there have been no accidents linked to the window downside.
The “recall” is listed on the web site of the US-based Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), and states that the problem is 1,096762 together with 2017-2022 Mannequin 3, 2020-2022 Mannequin Y and 2021-2022 Mannequin can have an effect on automobiles. S and Mannequin X automobiles.
It’s not at the moment listed on the Australian Automobile Recall web site.
An account known as “Inventory Speak Weekly” referred to a few of the information as “NHTSA FUD”, an acronym that refers to “concern, uncertainty and doubt” and is commonly used to focus on destructive Tesla information items shared by so-called is used for. “$TSLAQ” short-seller.
The account notes that the automobile doesn’t must be introduced into service to repair the window pinching subject, and can in reality be mounted by way of an over-the-air software program replace.
,Tesla stated it will do an over-the-air software program replace to handle the problem with the automated window reversal system. That is *not* a bodily recall,” it stated whereas sharing a graph, which underscores Tesla’s means to rapidly repair points by way of software program updates in comparison with different automotive makers.
Musk replied: “The terminology is outdated and incorrect. This can be a small over-the-air software program replace. So far as we’re conscious, there have been no casualties.”
The terminology is outdated and fallacious. This can be a small over-the-air software program replace. So far as we’re conscious, there have been no casualties.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 22 September 2022
Brigi Schmidt is the Affiliate Editor of The Pushed, Renew Financial system’s sister website. She has been writing about electrical automobiles since 2018, and is deeply within the function that zero-emissions transportation has to play in sustainability. She has participated in podcasts akin to Obtain This Present with Mark Fennell and Shirtloads of Science with Karl Kruselnicki and is a co-organizer of the Northern River Electrical Automobile Discussion board. Bridie additionally owns a Tesla Mannequin Y and is obtainable for hire at evee.com.au.