Tesla will recall nearly 54,000 vehicles that roll through intersections instead of stopping at signals. After meetings with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla decided to recall the cars with potential safety risks. In October 2020, Tesla introduced its rolling stop feature under Full-Self Driving. The company’s Full Self-Driving software may allow some models not to completely stop at signals posing a safety risk. The company will disable the rolling stop feature and further discuss potential safety concerns.
If the driver chooses self-driving, they can switch between assertive, average, and chill. Under assertive feature, the vehicle can perform rolling stops at intersections if traveling at o.1 miles per hour to 5.6 miles per hour, and no other cars, pedestrians, or bicycles are detected nearby. The feature can be dangerous as a rolling stop refers to no complete stop at intersections. It is a significant breach of safety and can lead to accidents. Stop signs are a way to protect pedestrians at signals. Imagine if the vehicles do not stop at signals but roll through, posing a considerable safety risk.
The recall covers newer vehicles that have Full Self-Driving software, such as:
- Model S sedans and X SUVs from 2016 to 2022
- Model 3 sedans 2017 through 2022
- Model Y SUVs 2020 through 2022
Remember, this is not the first time Tesla has been in the news to recall its vehicles. In the past too, Tesla has faced multiple issues with its cars, such as:
- Dozens of accidents in Tesla vehicles due to driver assistance urged NHTSA to investigate 765,000 cars. The investigation started in August 2021 and still undergoing.
- Tesla recalled nearly 12,000 vehicles due to a software glitch that unexpectedly caused the cars to activate emergency brakes.
- In December 2021, Tesla recalled half a million vehicles for their rear-view camera and trunk, increasing the risk of accidents.
- In January 2022, NHTSA opened an investigation into 580,000 vehicles that allow passengers to play games on the front center touchscreen.
- In February 2022, Tesla recalled over 817,000 vehicles due to an alert that may not activate the seat belt when the car starts.
If you are hit by a Tesla or were a passenger and injured, it is advised to speak to a legal attorney. If you want to file a personal injury lawsuit, One Law Group’s experienced attorneys can help you navigate through the process keeping in mind your best interests. To learn more about how we can help you, schedule a consultation at (844) 626-1529.