German motor vehicle agency asks Tesla to recall 59,000 units globally

By Vinisha Joshi  | Date: 2022-07-05

German motor vehicle agency asks Tesla to recall 59,000 units globally

Germany’s road traffic authority, Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, also known as KBA, is recalling automaker Tesla’s models Y and 3 on the grounds of a faulty automatic emergency call system, which could potentially impact 59,000 vehicles worldwide.

Last week, the KBA watchdog shared on its website, that a software flaw was causing a glitch in the eCall system, which is developed to automatically connect to emergency responders in case of serious accidents.

The situation was first reported on Saturday by Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, a native broadcaster in Germany that serves the region where Tesla’s German model Y was first developed, as well as the battery production facility near Berlin.

According to KBA, a total of 59,129 vehicles were globally compromised by system failures. However, the agency is yet to disclose the number of affected vehicles that were registered in Germany.

Lately, Tesla does not seem to be in its best state as the company’s electric vehicle distribution in the second quarter dropped by 17.9% as compared to the previous quarter owing to the production and supply chain disruptions caused by China’s Covid-19-related lockdowns.

Sources also reveal that the software glitch is adding to ongoing troubles faced by Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk. Last month, Musk also reported that the car maker’s factories in Texas and Berlin were losing billions of dollars.

Musk also stressed added difficulties in ramping up production due to persisting shortages in batteries and Chinese port issues.

In order to seek a recall, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), advanced the investigation of 830,000 Tesla vehicles featuring a state-of-the-art driver assistance system Autopilot.

Meanwhile, Tesla is continuing with technological advancements and has recently launched a new adaptive suspension system enabling vehicles to scan potholes and rough roads and avoid any damage to the vehicle by adjusting the suspension.

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As a qualified Engineering graduate, Vinisha Joshi takes pride in playing with words. Presently, she pens down insightful articles on business, core industry, technology, and the like for Thisisourtownrichmond in addition to other platforms. Creativity comes naturally...

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