According to a safety inspector’s notification, unlocked doors increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash, which is why Tesla is recalling more than 120,000 of its vehicles.
A document from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that the defect impacts particular Model S and X cars built in the US between 2021 and 2023.
According to Tesla, the problem was identified on December 6 during a routine crash test. The company also stated that it is unaware of any injuries or claims resulting from the problem.
An over-the-air (OTA) software update has been made available by the manufacturer for cars affected by the safety issue. Notification letters are expected to be mailed to the owners of such vehicles by February 17, 2024.
Last week, Tesla restricted the use of its Autopilot system on nearly all of its 2 million US cars. The recall was issued after US safety officials conducted a two-year investigation into almost 1,000 crashes during which the feature was engaged.
According to the NHTSA, there are dangerous situations in which Tesla’s technology may not be able to navigate the road safely, making it possible for the Autopilot system to be abused and giving drivers false confidence.