Tesla has a new “recall event”. More than a million cars will have the bug resolved with an OTA update


Also, did you hear that Tesla is recalling 1 million of its electric cars? But the owners of these vehicles won’t even notice the event. It’s just a software update. Has the problem been fixed?

Recall action or not?

There has been a long-running debate about whether Tesla’s vehicle recalls via over-the-air (OTA) updates should really count as recalls. This is because the car owner may not even notice such an action and the software update will install itself on his Tesla electric car.

However, the Californian carmaker, which thanks to its skill can solve the vast majority of problems remotely, still holds the lead in the number of “recall actions”.

Update affects about 1 million cars

The US automaker has yet to send an update on more than 1 million vehicles built at its Gigafactory in Shanghai from January 2019 through April this year. The State Bureau of Market Regulation said this in a statement on Friday.

The glitch relates to the recuperation system, which uses the energy generated when the driver takes his foot off the accelerator by sending energy back to the car’s battery. The software fix will now allow drivers to adjust the intensity of regenerative braking and adjust the system’s factory default state. The car will also start to warn drivers when the accelerator pedal is depressed for longer.

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