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Tesla recalls 59,000 cars over software glitch

The glitch causes Tesla’s automatic emergency call system to malfunction
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6 July 2022

Electric car major Tesla faces yet another roadblock as Germany’s road traffic agency recalls models Y and 3 after detecting a flaw in the car maker’s automatic emergency call system.

By far, the software glitch affects approximately 59,129 vehicles globally.

The German federal authority for the road, Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), has warned that the software flaw causes Tesla’s eCall emergency system to malfunction, preventing automatic contact with first responders during an emergency.

 

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The mass recall was first reported by regional broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) on Saturday. It’s unclear how many of the affected 59,129 vehicles were registered in Germany.

In its second-quarter report, Tesla mentioned it delivered 17.9% fewer electric vehicles than the previous quarter, as China’s ‌Covid-19 shutdown affected supply and production.

Additionally, Tesla’s new factories in Texas and Berlin are “losing billions of dollars” due to Chinese port issues and a shortage of batteries.

Tesla’s progress is supposedly further hampered by the recent eCall software glitch.

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