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Tesla recalls million-plus vehicles for automatic windows that could pinch a finger when closing

The electric-car manufacturer plans to fix the problem with an online software update.

Published: September 22, 2022 10:49am

Updated: September 22, 2022 12:37pm

Tesla said Thursday it will recall over one million vehicles after discovering automatic windows could pinch somebody's finger when being closed.

The electric-vehicle company intends to fix the problem with an online software update, instead of making owners come to a dealership-service center. 

Tesla says in documents posted by U.S. safety regulators that the automatic window reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction, according to the Associated Press.

In the documents, Tesla also said it was not aware as of mid-September of any warranty claims or injuries due to the problem. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the glitch is a violation of federal safety standards for power windows. 

The recall includes models made as far back as 2017.

Tesla reportedly discovered the problem during testing last month. The company says owners will be notified by letter starting Nov. 15 and that vehicles now in production got the update starting Sept. 13, the wire service also reports

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