The software glitch of automatic emergency call system in Tesla models Y and 3 are being recalled by Germans road traffic administration due to a flaw that affects 59,000 vehicles worldwide.
The eCall, which is intended to immediately summon emergency services in the event of a catastrophic accident, is malfunctioning, the KBA watchdog said on its website on June 29.
The recall was initially announced on Saturday by German regional radio Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, which covers the area where Tesla’s German model Y and battery production facility are located close to Berlin.
KBA could not say how many of the 59,129 automobiles affected worldwide were enrolled in Germany.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is already dealing with problems with his company’s production and supply chain because of the Covid-19-related shutdown in China, which impacted deliveries of electric vehicles in the second quarter, which resulted in 17.9% fewer deliveries than in the first quarter.
Tesla’s new plants in Texas and Berlin, according to Musk, are “losing billions of dollars” as they try to raise production amid a battery shortage and problems with Chinese ports.
Before it could request a recall, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had to upgrade its investigation into 830,000 Tesla vehicles equipped with the advanced driving assistance system Autopilot.
Tesla wasn’t available to comment right away.
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