Thousands of Teslas recalled over brake fluid bug

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Got a Tesla Model X built betwixt 2021 and 2023? The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said Tesla will callback almost 55,000 vehicles complete a brake fluid informing sensor.

Tesla submitted a study regarding nan rumor connected October 11 and an acknowledgment was sent retired connected October 16.

Some 54,676 vehicles could beryllium affected by nan rumor wherever nan debased brake fluid mightiness not beryllium detected, frankincense a informing parameter mightiness not beryllium shown. According to nan report, nan consequence could beryllium a conveyance driven pinch debased brake fluid and impaired braking performance.

As per nan safety callback report [PDF]: "On definite MY 2021-2023 Model X vehicles, nan conveyance controller that detects nan sensor voltage that indicates brake fluid level whitethorn not person a capable period scope astatine debased fluid levels."

As of October 10, Tesla was not alert of immoderate crashes, injuries, aliases deaths related to nan issue.

Problems were first noted connected September 19. After an investigation, Tesla made a voluntary callback determination. A package update to woody pinch nan problem began an over-the-air (OTA) deployment connected September 28. New vehicles will travel ready-updated.

The remedy will not, however, deed (pun not intended) vehicles operating pinch nan Full Service-Driving (FSD) Beta until nan adjacent scheduled FSD Beta package release.

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While nan notification is dubbed a "recall," nan truth that Tesla tin nonstop retired an OTA update to woody pinch nan rumor intends that location is nary request for owners of affected vehicles to trundle to their nearest work center.

Several callback notifications person been made regarding Teslas complete nan years, and six for nan 2023 Model X alone, according to nan NHTSA. While some, specified arsenic nan alarmingly titled "Full Self-Driving Software May Cause Crash" [PDF], were corrected via OTA updates, others, specified arsenic issues pinch nan spot loop pre-tensioner anchor, required a travel to nan work center.

Tesla is besides hardly nan only conveyance shaper to person recalls flagged up by nan NHTSA. In September, a "park outside" recall was issued by Hyundai Motor America and Kia America for much than 3.3 cardinal vehicles owed to nan consequence of fire. In this instance, leaking fluid from an anti-lock brake module could consequence successful an electrical short.

As pinch nan Model X issue, nan "park outside" problem has not resulted successful immoderate injuries. However, location were respective related conveyance fires. It'll return much than an OTA update to woody pinch those. ®