Tesla has been forced to recall nearly 1.1 million cars in the United States, because the windows may close too fast and catch people’s fingers.
Regulators in America said the windows may not react properly when they detect an obstruction and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claimed it was a safety-standard violation.
The recall includes some 2017 to 2022 Model 3 sedans and certain 2020 and 2021 Model Y SUVs, as well as some Model S sedans and Model X SUVs from 2021 and 2022. Owners will be notified by letter of the recall, starting in November. The problem can be fixed via an online software update, Tesla said.
In a tweet, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk criticized the use of the word recall. “The terminology is outdated & inaccurate. This is a tiny over-the-air software update. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no injuries,” he wrote.
Musk has previously labeled federal regulators the “fun police” as Tesla has had previous issues. Previous recalls have been due to seat-belt reminders, rear-view cameras and sound-system software.
In July, Tesla reported a decline in revenue and earnings for the second quarter of the year. The company generated $16.9 billion in revenue in the second quarter, down from $18.8 billion the previous quarter. Earnings were $2.3 billion or $1.95 a share, down from $3.3 billion in the first quarter.
Tesla said the drop in earnings and revenue was due to shutdowns in China, inflation and supply chain constraints.