(ReliableNews.org) – American consumers face a range of issues as the nation’s economy attempts to restabilize in the wake of more than a year of harsh quarantines and other restrictions. The last thing they need on top of that is a massive product safety issue. However, thanks to the good people at Tesla, that’s precisely what the American public received.
On Saturday, October 29, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a safety recall report for 11,704 Tesla vehicles sold since 2017 due to a software error.
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According to the NHTSA, the cars’ chip set triggered a “communication disconnect,” resulting in the false detection of velocity rates when other vehicles were present. As a result, the software glitch created false forward-collision warnings accompanied by the unexpected engagement of automatic emergency brake systems, which could lead to increased rear-end collisions from other startled drivers.
An avid user of Twitter, Musk spent the day posting about his SpaceX project and its pending Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station. Perhaps, he could take a little time and try to ensure safety for his earth-bound customers.
The recall covers certain Tesla Model S, X, Y, and 3 vehicles with production dates spanning from August 24, 2017, through October 6, 2021. If you purchased a Tesla in the last four years and think the recall may apply to you, you can visit the NHTSA website at www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to see if your vehicle is listed.
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