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Tesla To Recall 11 Lakh Cars Due To Software Glitch

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Tesla To Recall 11 Lakh Cars Due To Software Glitch
23 Sep 2022
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A software glitch has come to the fore in Tesla's cars, owned by the world's richest man Elon Musk and one of the top electric car companies. In the US, about 1.1 million cars of the company are being recalled due to a defect in the window automatic reversal system. This disturbance increases the risk of injury to the people sitting in the car.

According to reports, Tesla told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will update software for the automatic window reversal system. The recall covers Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X cars. NHTSA says these cars fail to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements for power windows. Tesla Ltd. said that during the testing of the product last month, employees had detected some deficiencies in the window automatic reversal system. The company said it is not aware of any warranty claims, field reports, accidents, or injuries caused by this defect.

Software updates have been included in the company's new cars. Recently, a lawsuit has been filed against Tesla for not providing an autonomous driving system in the car. The lawsuit, filed by a customer, states that he had bought Tesla's Model X and paid the company extra money for driver assistance software. However, the company has not made available the full self-driving feature mentioned in the advertisement. The company was last month allowed by a German court to continue advertising autopilot and autonomous driving features.

In this case, a California customer has claimed that Tesla had given false and misleading information about its autonomous driving system. He has said that Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk have been promising to provide self-driving vehicles for almost six years. "These promises have consistently been proven false. Tesla and Musk make such promises in order to gain media attention and become a major player in the fast-growing electric vehicle market," the legal case states. Earlier this month the California state's transportation regulator accused the company of falsely advertising its autopilot and self-driving features.

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