Tesla issued a warning to owners of its electric vehicles today, informing them that one among three of their cars may have a glitch that may enable the power window to close on the driver’s fingers while automatically retracting. According to Electric Cars Report, around 1.1 million vehicles are being recalled.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) expressed its concerns that if the window detects an obstruction, it may “exert more force than [permitted] before retracting” and may also “retract less than the distance required” by law. According to the agency, this raises the “risk of a pinching injury to the occupant.”
Tesla’s response was to undertake a recall. This is a recall for almost 1.1 million electric vehicles from all four Tesla models including Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. Notably, Tesla intends to address this issue with an “over-the-air update” free of charge rather than taking the vehicle to a Tesla repair center.
Beginning on November 15th, owners will get letters of notification. Based on the papers provided by the company, updates for vehicles in production began on September 13th. As of September 16th, Tesla is reportedly unaware of any warranty claims or injuries caused by the defect.