Tesla Announces Extensive 2023 Recalls: Over 2 Million Vehicles Affected.

Over 2 million Tesla vehicles faced a recall on Wednesday, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandating a free software update due to concerns related to the cars‘ autopilot feature. This marks one of several recalls from Tesla in 2023, under the leadership of CEO Elon Musk, who heads the electric car company.

Tesla Announces Extensive 2023 Recalls: Over 2 Million Vehicles Affected.
Tesla Announces Extensive 2023 Recalls: Over 2 Million Vehicles Affected.

As of December 13, Tesla had issued recall notices for a total of 13 different issues across its various vehicle models, spanning from the Model X to Semi trucks. USA TODAY maintains a comprehensive automotive recall database that monitors recalls from Tesla and other manufacturers, aggregating information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Total no. of Times Tesla recalls in 2023

Tesla recalls total 13 times. Here’s an overview of the Tesla recalls in 2023:

  1. Feb. 15 Recall: Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y
    • Potential vehicles affected: 362,758
    • Models affected: Certain 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta software or pending installation
    • Problem causing recall: Full Self-Driving Beta system issues around intersections, including unsafe behavior and failure to respond to speed limit changes.
  2. Feb. 27 Recall: Model Y
    • Potential vehicles affected: 3,470
    • Models affected: Certain 2022-2023 Model Y vehicles
    • Problem causing recall: Insecurely tightened bolts securing the second row seat back frames.
  3. March 24 Recall: Semi trucks
    • Potential vehicles affected: 35
    • Models affected: Certain 2023 Tesla Semi trucks
    • Problem causing recall: Failure of the electronic parking brake valve module to move into the park position while the parking brake is activated.
  4. March 31 Recall: Model 3
    • Potential vehicles affected: 422
    • Models affected: Certain 2018-2019 Model 3 vehicles
    • Problem causing recall: Loosened front suspension lateral link fasteners, allowing separation from the sub-frame.
  5. April 5 Recall: Model X
    • Potential vehicles affected: 38
    • Models affected: Certain 2023 Model X vehicles equipped with a full self-driving computer 4.0 and running software release version 2023.2.200
    • Problem causing recall: Weak camera signal strength preventing the rearview image display.
  6. May 30 Recall: Model Y
    • Potential vehicles affected: 137
    • Models affected: Certain 2022-2023 Model Y vehicles
    • Problem causing recall: Loose steering wheel fastener.
  7. June 13 Recall: Semi truck
    • Potential vehicles affected: 36
    • Models affected: Certain 2023 Semi vehicles
    • Problem causing recall: Defective pyrotechnic battery disconnect.
  8. June 19 Recall: Model 3, Model Y
    • Potential vehicles affected: 26
    • Models affected: Certain 2023 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles
    • Problem causing recall: Defective pyrotechnic battery disconnect.
  9. July 15 Recall: Model S, Model X and Model Y
    • Potential vehicles affected: 1,337
    • Models affected: Certain 2023 Model S, Model X, and Model Y vehicles
    • Problem causing recall: Misaligned forward-facing camera impacting active safety features.
  10. July 15 Recall
    • Potential vehicles affected: 15,869
    • Models affected: Certain 2021-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles
    • Problem causing recall: Improperly connected front row seatbelts leading to detachment.
  11. Oct. 11 Recall: Model X
    • Potential vehicles affected: 54,676
    • Models affected: Certain 2021-2023 Model X vehicles
    • Problem causing recall: Failure to detect low brake fluid without displaying a warning light.
  12. Nov. 3 Recall: Model S, Model X
    • Potential vehicles affected: 159
    • Models affected: Certain 2021-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles
    • Problem causing recall: Incorrectly installed airbag with steering yoke or round steering wheel replacement.
  13. Dec. 12 Recall: Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y
    • Potential vehicles affected: 2,031,220
    • Models affected: 2012-2023 Model S, 2016-2023 Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles equipped with all versions of Autosteer leading up to the version(s) that contains the recall remedy
    • Problem causing recall: Inadequate controls for Autosteer, potentially leading to driver misuse of the advanced driver-assistance feature.

These recalls highlight various safety concerns ranging from autopilot behavior and software issues to hardware-related problems across different Tesla models. Tesla plans to address these issues through free software updates and other remedies to ensure the safety of its vehicles on the road.

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