Tesla recalls nearly 1 million vehicles over window glitch

Window problem covers all four of the electric car maker's models

Tesla said the automatic window reversal system in some of its cars may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction.  AP
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Electric carmaker Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles covering all four of its models because the windows can pinch a person's fingers when rolled up, US safety regulators said in a filing.

In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's filing, Tesla said the car windows' automatic reversal system may not correctly react when detecting an obstruction. The NHTSA said it is a violation of federal safety standards for powered windows.

The recall covers the Model S, X, 3 and Y vehicles with certain models, ranging from 2017 to 2022, the safety regulator said in Thursday's filing.

Tesla technicians first discovered the problem during production testing from August 19-23. Earlier this month, the carmaker issued a voluntary recall.

The company said it plans to fix the problem through an over-the-air firmware update, so Tesla owners do not need to wait for service to be done on their vehicles. Cars in production and pre-delivery received the update, starting on September 13.

Tesla said it was not aware of any warranty claims, crashes, injuries or deaths as a result of the defect.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report

Updated: September 22, 2022, 3:20 PM