Tesla recalls more than 59,000 cars worldwide over software issue

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y electric cars were affected due to the software glitch, the German road traffic agency claims.

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HT automatic office

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03 Jul 2022, 05:36 PM

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles were affected due to the recall. (Reuters)

Electric car giant, Tesla, encounters another road accident as the automaker recalled 59,129 electric cars worldwide due to a software glitch. German road traffic agency KBA said Tesla Model 3 and Model Y electric cars were affected due to the recall program. The agency said the software glitch causes a breakdown of eCall, which is designed to automatically contact emergency services in the event of a serious accident.

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KBA said 59,129 vehicles were affected worldwide, but did not say how many were registered in Germany. The software glitch and the recall program are the latest headaches for Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk. Musk said last Saturday it delivered 17.9% fewer electric vehicles in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter. Musk also said China’s Covid-19 shutdown and restrictions have impacted the automaker’s production and supply chain.

He also said that Tesla’s new manufacturing plants in Texas and Berlin were losing a huge amount of money, as these two Gigafactories struggled to increase production volume amid shortages of critical components like batteries and batteries. microchips had been disrupted. The logistics problem at Chinese ports also impacted the business.

Over the past few months, Tesla has faced several headwinds. More than 830,000 Tesla vehicles have been investigated by NHTSA over the faulty Autopilot system. On the other hand, Tesla was accused of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. Several lawsuits have been filed against the company in recent months. Even a shareholder of the company has filed a lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk and other members of the automaker’s board.

Date of first publication: Jul 03, 2022, 5:35 PM IST

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