The German Federal Automobile Agency has asked Tesla to recall 59,129 vehicles because of a fault in the automatic emergency call system. The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y are affected.
The Call security system is faulty on the Tesla Model 3 and Y
the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt KBA (the road traffic agency in Germany) recently asked Tesla to recall nearly 60,000 vehicles because of a bug that could prove dangerous for drivers. On its website, the KBA has published a notice to inform owners who own a Tesla Model Y or Model 3 vehicle, that there is indeed a fault in the eCall security system. This system is designed to automatically contact the emergency services in the event of a serious accident.
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However, according to the German road traffic agency, this fault in the automatic emergency call system affects the car’s ability to contact emergency services after a traffic accident. This is why it could endanger the lives of drivers in the event of an accident. An additional headache for Elon Musk who already has to deal with an 18% drop in sales during the second quarter of 2022 and the growing concern of the Berlin police about the cameras on board the American manufacturer’s vehicles.
1 million recalls since the beginning of the year
According to Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt KBA 59,129 vehicles manufactured in Germany and sold worldwide are affected by this recall. The agency did not specify how many of them were registered in Germany. A third of Tesla’s recalls this year were for a software bug. More recently, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall of approximately 130,000 Tesla due to an issue that could cause the infotainment system to overheat Tesla cars made in 2021 and 2022.
This new recall brings more one million total Tesla cars recalled since the beginning of the year. That’s a lot… It must be said that the American car manufacturer started the year badly by recalling more than 800,000 cars for a problem with seat belts. Then another failure threatened to cause the hoods of cars on the road to open. The last bug to date concerned the speedometer. In short, consecutive reminders that only confirm that the quality is not there from the American manufacturer.