Tesla has made an announcement pertaining to recalling a large fleet of its electric vehicles (EVs). The reports confirm that the company has announced the recalling of a total of 362,758 electric vehicles.
The EVs Being Recalled
Tesla has confirmed that the vehicles they are recalling are equipped with the driver-assistance software that the company has recently introduced.
The software is still in its experimental phase and requires necessary updates and changes. Therefore, they will be recalling the affected vehicles and dealing with the problem.
On multiple occasions, the company has boasted of the particular software being the FSD Beta or Full Self-Driving Beta. The experimental software has been launched in the United States.
The company has reportedly shared information about the new software in its recall notice. The notice was reportedly published by the company on Thursday.
Tesla officials have revealed that they will be introducing a software update referring it to as over-the-air. This way, they will be addressing the issue and fixing the problem for good.
The Issue with the FSD Beta
Tesla is trying to resolve the FSD Beta system problem. As communicated in the notice for the recall, the particular system may result in crashes.
Due to the faulty FSD Beta system, the cars may end up driving unsafely for the drivers. The experiments have proven that it is the intersections where the vehicles are acting unsafe.
The vehicles may act unsafely as the FSD Beta system may cause the vehicles to move in the straight even when traveling in the turn-only lane.
Tesla has added more reasons to the recall report as well because they want to address every problem that they may face with the vehicles.
In addition to the above, the development teams have also highlighted speed limit-related issues they may face with the FSD Beta system. The company has, therefore, many reasons to recall the vehicles as soon as possible.
As per the officials, they have recalled several models for multiple years for the EVs they have manufactured.
The models include Model Y EVs from the years 2020-2023. They have the Model 3 from 2017 to 2023 that they have recalled. They also have Model S vehicles from the years 2016 to 2023.
Once these vehicles have been recalled, their FSD Beta software will be updated and fixed for good.
For a while, Tesla has allowed the utility of its FSD Beta to thousands of drivers. In most cases, these features are new and are mainly unfinished.
Therefore, multiple risks are involved when it comes to testing the unfinished software for electric vehicles. The company is extra careful with the software that deals with self-driving.
It had to face major problems in the year 2021 and in 2022 due to the self-driving software causing many problems.
It was heavily criticized that the people were letting the software drive the cars while they were sleeping or were completely inactive for hours.
Although not many accidents were reported for the particular software tests, it was still a matter of concern for the company.
According to the complainants, no driver was there to handle the vehicle or press the brakes when needed the most.
Condition for the FSD Beta Program
Not every Tesla owner has access to the FSD driver assistance system, which is considered a premium feature offered by the company.
In order to get the system installed for FSD driver assistance, passengers have to become part of the FSD Beta program paying $15,000 upfront. If not up front, they can pay $199 every month but it is available in the United States.
Right after the announcement of recalling the vehicles, the share prices for Tesla suffered a major decline. The electric vehicle manufacturing company’s shares fell by 5.69% after the announcement.
At the time of publication, the shares for Tesla are trading at $202.04 per share.