Tesla is recalling the 2016-2023 Product S and Product X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Design Y equipped with “Full Self-Driving” to deal with multiple problems with the software’s habits that can place drivers and surrounding traffic at greater risk for a crash. For every Tesla’s defect report submitted to NHTSA (accessible in its entirety right here), vehicles outfitted with FSD Beta “could probably infringe upon local visitors guidelines or customs when executing particular driving maneuvers.”
To which targeted visitors rules was Tesla referring, just? Factors like halting at quit signs, employing the proper lane to transit an intersection and obeying posted pace boundaries — infractions that Tesla’s detractors, and even faithful Tesla owners, have been sounding the alarm about for months. In Tesla’s possess text, these behaviors “could increase the threat of a collision if the driver does not intervene.” Here’s what else the business experienced to say:
“The FSD Beta system may well permit the vehicle to act unsafe about intersections, this sort of as traveling straight via an intersection whilst in a switch-only lane, entering a end indication-controlled intersection without the need of coming to a entire prevent, or proceeding into an intersection in the course of a regular yellow visitors sign with out due caution,” Tesla’s recall acknowledgement reported. “In addition, the method may perhaps reply insufficiently to modifications in posted pace restrictions or not adequately account for the driver’s adjustment of the vehicle’s velocity to exceed posted pace limits.”
“In the unique and rare situations explained earlier mentioned when a Tesla vehicle is operating with a application model of FSD Beta as described under and with FSD Beta engaged, particular driving maneuvers could potentially infringe upon regional targeted visitors laws or customs.
“As of February 14, 2023, Tesla has determined 18 warranty claims, been given amongst May well 8, 2019, and September 12, 2022, that may perhaps be similar to the circumstances explained earlier mentioned,” the report claimed. “Tesla is not knowledgeable of any injuries or fatalities that may possibly be related to this kind of problems.”
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