12.000 Tesla vehicles were recalled due to software issue

It was recently reported that Tesla had to recall around 12.000 US vehicles due to a software issue.

Indeed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared that Tesla vehicles sold since 2017 are having communication errors that can cause a false forward-collision warning or unexpected activation of the emergency brakes. Following a software update on October 23rd, the vehicles were urgently recalled.

It was stated that the company has uninstalled FSD 10.3 after receiving reports of inadvertent activation of the automatic emergency braking system and then updated the software and released FSD version 10.3.1 to those vehicles affected. The agency will then make sure that any safety defect is acknowledged and addressed.

The company reported that it had canceled the FSD update on vehicles that had not installed it and disabled FCW and AEB on affected vehicles. It has also rolled back to 10.2 temporarily before deploying the over-the-air software updated and re-enabled FCW and AEB features on vehicles with the update on October 25th.

Tesla has confirmed that more than 99.8% of the vehicles had installed an update on October 29th.