Tesla Issues Second US Recall: Door Safety for Model S and X
Tesla is going through a bit of a recall whirlwind in the US, and now they’ve dropped another one just two weeks after the last. This time, it involves 120,423 Model S and X vehicles from 2021 to 2023. The problem? There’s a chance the doors might unlatch and swing open during a crash, which isn’t great for obvious reasons. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says this not only puts people at risk but also doesn’t meet some important safety rules.
But, hold on, Tesla’s not leaving us hanging. They’ve already sent out a free over-the-air update to tackle this door drama, and they’re sending out letters to affected owners come February to keep everyone in the loop.
This door hiccup comes hot on the heels of Tesla’s other recent recall bombshell where they called back over 2 million EVs because of Autopilot safety worries. They didn’t just stop at the recall; they threw in a cool over-the-air update to make sure drivers are keeping their eyes on the road when using Autopilot.
So, Tesla’s juggling recalls but seems dead set on keeping our rides safe and sound, even if it means a software tweak here and there.