According to the German Road Traffic Agency, 59,000 Tesla Model Y, 3 have software problem
The German Road Traffic Agency said it was recalling Tesla Models Y and 3 due to a fault in the automatic emergency call system which affects 59,000 vehicles worldwide.
The KBA watchdog said on its website dated June 29 that a software flaw caused a failure of eCall, which is designed to automatically contact emergency responders in the
case of a serious accident.
German regional broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, which serves the region home to Tesla’s German battery and Model Y production site near Berlin, first reported the
KBA said 59,129 vehicles were affected worldwide, but did not say how many were registered in Germany.
The software glitch is an added headache for CEO Elon Musk after Tesla said on Saturday it delivered 17.9% fewer electric vehicles in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter as China’s COVID-related shutdown 19 disrupted its production and supply chain.
Musk said last month that Tesla’s new factories in Texas and Berlin are “losing billions of dollars” as they struggle to ramp up production due to a shortage of batteries and
Chinese port problems.
In early June, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) upgraded its probe into 830,000 Tesla vehicles with the Autopilot advanced driver assistance system, a
step required before you can request a callback.
Tesla was not immediately available for comment.
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