Tesla recalls 362,000 U.S. vehicles due to concerns over its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that the software may cause a crash and that Tesla will release an over-the-air (OTA) software update to resolve the issue.
No Injuries or Deaths Reported
According to Tesla, no reports of injuries or deaths related to the recall issue have been reported. The recall covers 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles equipped with FSD Beta software or pending installation.
Potential Traffic Law Infringement
The NHTSA stated that the Tesla software might infringe upon local traffic laws and customs while executing certain driving maneuvers. Possible situations where the problem could occur include traveling or turning through certain intersections during a yellow traffic light and making a lane change out of certain turn-only lanes to continue traveling straight.
Insufficient Response to Speed Limits
The NHTSA also reported that the system may not adequately respond to changes in posted speed limits or account for the driver's adjustment of the vehicle's speed to exceed posted speed limits. Tesla and NHTSA have emphasized that the advanced driving features of FSD do not make cars autonomous and require drivers to pay attention.
This is not the first time Tesla has recalled vehicles with FSD Beta software. Last year, nearly 54,000 U.S. vehicles were recalled over concerns that some models may conduct "rolling stops" and not come to a complete stop at some intersections, posing a safety risk.