Recall Tesla Model S, 3, X and Y

A US recall affects over 11,500 Tesla drivers. After an update in October, affected vehicles perform phantom emergency braking.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Tesla have launched a recall campaign in the USA. 11,704 S, 3, X and Y models are affected. More specifically, these are the Model S vehicles from the production period August 24, 2017 to October 6, 2021, Model 3 from the production period July 25, 2017 to October 7, 2021, Model X from the production period August 23, 2017 to October 25. December 2020 and Model Y produced between January 29, 2020 and September 2, 2021. The recall can be found with the NHTSA under number 21V-846 and with the manufacturer itself under number SB-21-00-004.

The reason for the recall is a bug in the front collision warning system, which initiates incorrect emergency braking after an October update. All recalled vehicles have the software "2021.36.5.2", better known as "FSD Beta 10.3". Tesla does not explicitly identify the software as FSD Beta 10.3 in the recall notes, but acknowledges that the software was only transferred to vehicles enrolled in the Full Self-Driving Beta. Upon realizing the issue, Tesla halted the rollout of FSD 10.3 and began resetting the code in affected vehicles. Currently, 99.8 percent of the cars already have a version of the corrected software or a later version installed.


Due to numerous phantom emergency stops following an over-the-air update, Tesla now has to recall 11,704 vehicles.


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