(RepublicanInformer.com)- Tesla has recalled more than one million U.S. vehicles over a defect in their windows, according to the Daily Mail. The automatic windows present a safety concern after they are unable to determine whether an obstacle, such as a finger, is in their way before closing.
“A closing window may exert excessive force by pinching a driver or passenger before retracting, increasing the risk of injury,” Tesla said in a notice sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall has affected 1,096,762 cars, but the defect can reportedly be resolved with a simple software update sent vehicles. The update will be done “over the air,” which are sent as improvements to vehicles, much like standard software updates one receives on a phone. Those with affected cars, such as the 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X series, will be notified by November.
The company said that it is not aware of “warranty claims, field reports, crashes, injuries, or deaths related to the defect,” according to the outlet. After conducting extensive testing in August, Tesla determined that the cars did not meet automatic reversal systems requirements.
Recently, Tesla has had to confront another issues. California Highway Patrol shut down Highway 1 after a fire was reported at a Tesla and Pacific Gas & Electric, Co. energy storage facility in the Monterey Bay area in California. A shelter-in-place advisory was put out as the facility worked with firefighters to stop the spread of the fire, according to Western Journal.
The fire was reported at Elkhorn Battery, a battery energy storage system, designed to store “energy for the grid reliably and safely, eliminating the need for gas peaker plants and helping to avoid outages,” Tesla’s website explained, adding that it is “one of the safest battery storage products of its kind.”
Although it is reportedly uncommon for the batteries to catch fire, when they do it can prove especially dangerous. Taking precaution for residents of the area to inhale the chemicals released by the fire, a stay-at-home order was issued until the fire was brought under control.