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Wednesday June 19, 2024

Elon Musk's Tesla recalls over 125,000 vehicles amid increased injury risk

EV-making giant recalled over 3,000 Cybertrucks in April to fix accelerator pedal pad that could come loose

By Web Desk
June 01, 2024
Tesla once again recalls hundreds of vehicles to address malfunction. — Reuters/File
Tesla once again recalls hundreds of vehicles to address malfunction. — Reuters/File

Elon Musk’s Tesla is recalling 125,227 vehicles in the United States as a result of a malfunction in its seat belt warning system, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Friday, CNN reported.

According to the NHTSA, the vehicles failed to comply with the federal safety requirements.

The recall affects certain 2012-2024 Model S, 2015-2024 Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3 and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles.

The tech billionaire’s company will release an over-the-air software update to fix the issue, with deployment expected to start in June.

This move will make the driver independent of the driver seat occupancy sensor from the software and only rely on driver seat belt buckle and ignition status to activate the seat belt reminder signals.

This is not the first time the company has recalled a hefty number of vehicles.

Previously, Tesla had recalled 200,000 Model S, X, and Y vehicles in the US in January due to a software malfunction that could obstruct drivers’ visibility while reversing.

In April, it recalled 3,878 Cybertrucks to fix an accelerator pedal pad that could come loose and get lodged in the interior trim.

Last month, US auto safety regulators also opened an investigation into whether Tesla’s recall of more than 2 million vehicles announced in December to install new Autopilot safeguards was adequate following a series of crashes.