by Alexander Kell | bloomberg
Germany’s automotive regulator has called on Tesla Inc. to issue a recall for its Model Y and 3 due to a technical problem with the cars’ emergency systems.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority can order a recall only in Germany, but said on its website that a total of more than 59,000 Teslas worldwide would be affected.
The German agency identified a glitch with the cars emergency system, which should, in the event of a serious accident, automatically call 911 in the US or the relevant emergency line in other countries. Affected owners were told to call the manufacturer or drive to an authorized repair shop for a software update.
The notice was published on 29 June and was reported on Saturday by the public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. The affected cars were produced this year and include Model Y vehicles manufactured at Tesla’s new factory near Berlin, according to RBB.
Model Y cars are also produced at the group’s plants near Fremont, California, and Shanghai. Both factories also manufacture the Model 3.
Tesla’s quarterly production and delivery figures are set for this weekend and are expected to break a multi-quarter streak of record-setting results, mostly due to prolonged COVID-19-related shutdowns and logistical challenges at the Shanghai factory. because of.
Chief executive Elon Musk said the company’s new plants in Germany and Texas are losing “billions of dollars” as electric-automakers try to ramp up production.
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