Tesla is a leading electric car manufacturer in the world. The company has some decent reviews as well as test results. However, Tesla is anything but perfect. The company still face some challenges and regularly fixes issues with its cars. The latest report on a Tesla car is about the issue with the airbags. According to the report, the Tesla Model X which was manufactured in the U.S. are affected.
The report is from Reuters and it refers to an official recall order (PDF). As part of this recall, nearly 30,000 Model X vehicles are scheduled to come into workshops. The company will have to check the airbags of these cars. The issue with the airbag is that it would not deploy properly in certain situations. The recall affects Model X built in 2021 and 2022. The error was only recently discovered and the affected component was improved in Tesla’s production process.
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In some model series, the risk of injury may be increased. This is because it does not meet the safety standards of the airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has therefore now published a recall notice. In certain low speed collisions, the passenger airbag. NHTSA investigations reveal that the calibration of the restraint control module on some Model X is not proper. This can be dangerous, especially for small children, according to the recall report.
Tesla has previously commented on the bug. The company emphasizes that there are currently no “warranty claims, testimonials, accidents, injuries, or deaths related to this issue”. Reuters notes that Tesla shares fell 3 per cent after the recall. Thus, it hit its lowest level in nearly two years.
Between July 2021 and May 15 of this year, 12 auto companies reported 367 such crashes to NHTSA. According to the NHTSA, Tesla accounts for 273 cases. Of the 98 serious crashes, 11 resulted in serious injury or death. A further 294 incidents did not provide information on injuries.