Tesla has issued a recall for approximately 363,000 vehicles equipped with its “Full Self-Driving” system to address issues related to the way the system operates at intersections and adheres to posted speed limits. The recall is a result of an ongoing investigation by U.S. safety regulators into Tesla’s autonomous driving technology.
Regulators had raised concerns about the system’s response in four specific areas along roads. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday, Tesla will resolve the identified issues with an upcoming online software update.
Tesla Full Self Driving Recall Overview
According to documents shared Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the manufacturer will resolve the identified issues with its “Full Self-Driving” system through an upcoming Tesla over the air software update. The documents also state that Tesla is conducting the recall but disagrees with the agency’s examination of the issue.
Tesla has issued a recall for its autonomous driving system, which is currently undergoing public road tests with up to 400,000 Tesla owners. The system has been found to perform unsafe maneuvers, including traveling straight through intersections designated for turns only, failing to come to a complete stop at stop signs, and proceeding through yellow lights without adequate caution. Moreover, the system may not respond properly to changes in posted speed limits or to speed adjustments initiated by the driver.
According to information provided by NHTSA about the issue, the use of Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software that permits a vehicle to go beyond the speed limit or navigate through intersections in a non-compliant or erratic manner raises the probability of an accident.
From May 2019 through September 12, 2022, Tesla has reportedly been presented with 18 warranty claims that may be attributed to the software but claimed to have no knowledge of any deaths or injuries resulting from these claims. NHTSA, however, has identified at least 273 auto accidents involving any one of Tesla’s driver assist technologies.
According to a statement from NHTSA, the agency discovered the issue while conducting tests as part of an investigation into the software for Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” and “Autopilot” features. The agency further stated that the automaker initiated a recall addressing the defects after discussions with NHTSA and in compliance with applicable laws.
What causes the Tesla FSD Malfunction?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted tests on Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta testing feature, specifically the “Autosteer on City Streets” function, and determined that it posed an unjustifiable risk to the safety of motor vehicles due to insufficient adherence to traffic safety regulations. FDS may violate traffic laws without giving the driver enough time to intervene.
Tesla’s website indicates that despite being named “Full Self-Driving,” the vehicles still need human intervention and cannot operate without it. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, has made claims to the contrary. Nevertheless, Tesla insists that drivers must be prepared to take control of the car at all times.
Is there a solution for the Tesla FSD recall?
In the Tesla FSD recall notice, the automaker announced that it will attempt to fix the FSD feature with an over-the-air software update. The Tesla FSD update will be available for affected vehicles free of charge.
What makes/models are affected?
The Tesla FSD recall includes certain:
- 2016-2023 Tesla Model S
- 2016-2023 Tesla Model X
- 2016-2023 Tesla Model Y
- 2016-2023 Tesla Model 3
The problem can affect any Tesla model with the current FSD software, which is available as a $15,000 upgrade on all four vehicle models produced by the manufacturer. If you’re not sure whether your vehicle is affected or not, you should perform a tesla recall check by entering your VIN on the NHTSA website.
Am I eligible to file a lawsuit?
If you own or lease a Tesla vehicle with defective self-driving technology, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. However, the specific eligibility requirements for a lawsuit may vary depending on the nature of the defect, the state you live in, and other factors.
It is recommended that you consult with a licensed attorney who specializes in this area of law to discuss your legal options and determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit. A skilled lemon law attorney can provide more information on the legal process and advise you on the most effective strategies for your case.
How we can help
If you own or lease a defective Tesla and have attempted to have it repaired without success, the Lemon Law Experts may be able to help. At our firm, we are committed to ensuring that our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. We understand the complexities involved in these cases, and we strive to make the process as smooth and straightforward as possible for our clients.
Our team will work diligently to negotiate with the manufacturer on your behalf to obtain a resolution that is favorable to you, and if necessary, we are always prepared to litigate to obtain the best possible outcome.
Our goal at the Lemon Law Experts is to help you obtain a resolution that provides you with a vehicle that meets the required safety standards and works as it should, or to obtain a refund or cash compensation. When you work with us, we will start by conducting a thorough evaluation of your case to determine the best course of action.
If your case meets the criteria for a lemon law claim, we will take the necessary steps to negotiate with the manufacturer and work towards a resolution that is in your best interest. We have extensive experience working with all major automobile manufacturers and have developed relationships with their legal teams, enabling us to negotiate from a position of strength.
Throughout the process, we will keep you informed of any updates and progress in your case and will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is to make the lemon law process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients, while working towards a positive outcome. To see if you qualify, please contact us at 877.885.5366 or fill out a case evaluation form on our site today.