Tesla recalls 363,000 cars due to failures in its Full Self-Driving or FSD system
It seems like there is not a day that a car manufacturer does not have mistakes. Electric cars and autonomous driving systems are not getting along, and if we add to this the software that controls both, then we have a serious problem. Not even the most prestigious brands in terms of reliability are spared here, and today, one of the worst in this section, such as Teslahas been informed through the NHTSA about a failure in the FSDwhich forces him to temporarily (or partially, we will see) withdraw almost 363,000 cars from the market.
It has been NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has issued a statement in which it focuses on Tesla’s FSD system, where it has been in question for some time and is now going to have to be updated in great depth due to the accusations that fall against it and against Tesla.
Almost 363,000 Tesla cars affected by failures in the FSD autonomous driving system
Well yes, there are many cars, without a doubt, it is dangerously close to half a million if we count those that are about to leave FABs around the world. The NHTSA has identified two major issues related to said FSD which it encompasses by saying there is erroneous behavior at intersections and furthermore speeding, both of which are potentially prone to causing crashes.
To be specific, the Administration qualifies them as follows:
- Traveling in a straight line through an intersection while in a turn-only lane.
- Entering an intersection controlled by traffic signals STOP without stopping completely.
- Proceeding to an intersection during a steady yellow traffic signal without due caution.
- A wrong speed setting while driving in areas where the speed limit is changing based on traffic signs detected by the car.
What models are affected and how does Tesla plan to solve this problem with its autonomous driving system? Well, there are many models and the solution is already underway.
Tesla found the solution last week
Luckily, the problem seems to have an easy solution and the FSD will not have to be deactivated, nor is it necessary for the cars to go through the dealership, which would be a problem because Tesla does not have it as such.
The vehicles affected by the Tesla FSD bug are as follows and will receive the fix via OTA:
- Model S between 2016-2023
- Model 3 between 2017-2023
- Model X between 2016-2023
- Model Y between 2020-2023
The update is underway and will arrive as quickly as possible, in fact, there is a deadline to update all cars: April 15. As we have mentioned, this will be done through an OTA, so owners will receive the update before said date and for free. Tesla has commented the following:
“The OTA update, which we expect to roll out in the coming weeks, will improve the way FSD Beta negotiates certain driving maneuvers during the conditions described above”
Definitely. The word “recall” for an over-the-air software update is anachronistic and just flat wrong!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 16, 2023
Meanwhile, Elon Musk has not wanted to comment on this fact, but he has mentioned that using the word “withdrawal” to address a software update is anachronistic and incorrect. Not that he’s wrong, but the term in the motor world refers to it that way.
In any case, if you have a Tesla, it may be better to disable the FSD until said OTA arrives for pure safety, since there are several accidents that are being investigated in various parts of the world in case this system has had something to do with it or has been a human failure.