Tesla is recalling 30,000 Model X vehicles due to defective airbag performance

Tesla is recalling 30,000 Model X vehicles due to defective airbag performance

Tesla has recalled 29,348 Model X cars because its airbags may activate erroneously in certain conditions. This recall applies to Model X vehicles built for US customers between 2021 and 2023. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) recall notice (PDF), the restraint control module calibration on those particular cars may cause the frontal passenger airbag to deploy “in an unexpected configuration during certain low-speed crash occurrences.”

While the warning did not show the airbag’s “unintended configuration,” it said that it would result in violation of the legislation if a kid aged three to six was seated in the front passenger seat without a seatbelt and out of position. According to reports, Tesla’s stock dropped 3 per cent after the recall was announced, dropping to its lowest level in almost two years, although the firm maintains it is not aware of any “warranty claims, field reports, collisions, injuries, or fatalities connected to this problem.”

Tesla also recalled 40,168 Model S and Model X cars earlier this month owing to a software flaw that might possibly reduce power steering assistance due to potholes and other road irregularities. In September, it recalled over a million cars because the window automated reversal mechanism might fail and squeeze the driver or passenger.

However, unlike the previous recalls, owners are not required to turn in their cars or travel anywhere for a repair. The problem is fixable with an over-the-air software upgrade, which the carmaker will distribute to all impacted cars.

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