Failure in a million Tesla cars can pinch your fingers

Tesla has recalled nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the United States because the windows can pinch the fingers of vehicle occupants when they are rolled up.

In documents released Thursday by US safety regulators, Tesla said the automatic window system may not react properly after detecting an obstruction, i.e. reopening the window.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that flaw violates federal safety standards for power windows. Tesla assured that an online update of the software of the vehicles involved will solve the problem.

The recall covers certain 2017 through 2022 Model 3 sedans and some 2020 and 2021 Model Y SUVs. Also included are some 2021 and 2022 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs.

Tesla reported that it discovered the problem during production tests in August. Owners will be notified by letter beginning November 15. The company says in the documents that vehicles that were in production received the software update starting on September 13.

Tesla said that as of September 16 it is not aware of any warranty or injury claims due to the problem, according to the documents.

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