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Tesla recalls 59,000 Model 3s and Ys, software bug endangers drivers’ lives

Due to technical issues with the car’s emergency system, the German auto regulator has asked Tesla to recall nearly 59,000 of its Model Y and Model 3 models.

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German traffic regulator Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt has just asked Tesla to recall 59,129 vehicles due to a software issue. A few days ago, the KBA published a notice on its website informing owners of Model Y and 3 of a bug in the eCall security system of these cars.

This system is designed to automatically contact the emergency services in the event of a serious accident. The road traffic agency says the problem has a impact on the car’s ability to contact first responders after a traffic accidentand could therefore endanger the lives of drivers.

Tesla has been carrying out recalls of its cars in recent months

This software issue is an additional headache for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is already facing a significant reduction in vehicle deliveries in the second quarter of 2022. The company said it delivered 17.9% fewer electric vehicles in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter.

This new recall brings to more than a million total Tesla cars recalled since the start of the year. The American automaker had started the year badly by recalling more than 800,000 cars for seat belt problems. Elon Musk’s company then faced a failure that risked opening the hood of its cars on the road, before recalling another batch of cars because of a bug on the speedometer.

These consecutive recalls only confirm that the quality has not been there at the American automaker in recent years. A study published by JD Power revealed that Tesla cars experienced a significant increase in technical problems in addition to last year. In reality, Tesla is not the only one having problems with finishes. The entire automotive sector is affected by the phenomenona direct consequence of the shortage of components.

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