The news brought Tesla’s stock down by 3.5 percent but Elon Musk, Tesla’s head, disagrees with the terminology used, insisting this is not an actual recall.
After the National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration (NHTSA) ordered Tesla to recall more than 1 million vehicles due to a safety issue where the windows might not react properly after detecting an obstruction, Tesla responded by saying the problem could be fixed with a software update.
“The terminology is outdated & inaccurate. This is a tiny over-the-air software update. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no injuries,” said Elon Musk on Twitter.
The issue in question affects all four Tesla models, specifically the 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles.
NHTSA said that the issue is that a closing window “may exert excessive force by pinching a driver or passenger before retracting, increasing the risk of injury”.
Soon, Tesla will send an over-the-air software update for the automatic window reversal system and, on November 15, will send notification letters to all Tesla owners who might experience the issue.