Tesla Recalls Almost All Vehicles Sold In USA: 20 Lakh Cars Will Be Recalled! (But Why?)


Mohul Ghosh

Mohul Ghosh

Dec 14, 2023


In a significant move, Tesla has issued a recall for nearly all vehicles sold in the U.S., totaling more than 2 million, to address a software update and rectify a faulty system associated with its Autopilot feature.

The recall follows a two-year investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) into a series of accidents involving the Autopilot system, some of which were fatal.

Tesla Recalls Almost All Vehicles Sold In USA: 20 Lakh Cars Will Be Recalled! (But Why?)

Software Update Aims to Enhance Driver Monitoring and Limit Autopilot Functionality

According to documents released by U.S. safety regulators, the forthcoming software update will intensify warnings and alerts to drivers, as well as restrict the operational areas for basic versions of Autopilot. The recall, prompted by the NHTSA’s findings, underscores concerns about the adequacy of Autopilot’s method of ensuring driver attention, citing the potential for “foreseeable misuse of the system.”

Mixed Reactions to the Recall

While Tesla’s stock initially experienced a dip, it rebounded amid a broader market rally. The recall covers various models produced between October 5, 2012, and December 7, 2023. Despite the attempt to address Autopilot flaws, safety experts express reservations, arguing that the responsibility still lies with the driver and doesn’t fundamentally resolve the system’s challenges in recognizing and responding to obstacles.

Safety Advocates Call for Stronger Regulation

Auto safety advocates have long called for more robust regulation of driver monitoring systems, advocating for technologies such as cameras to ensure drivers are attentive—features employed by other automakers with similar systems. Critics argue that Tesla’s software update, while a positive step, falls short of addressing core safety concerns, such as detecting and responding to emergency situations and obstacles.

NHTSA’s Ongoing Monitoring and Safety Concerns

NHTSA, which launched investigations into multiple Tesla crashes involving Autopilot, emphasized that the investigation remains open. Safety advocates question whether the software update adequately addresses the issue and call for a more comprehensive resolution to enhance overall vehicle safety.


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