According to a government regulator, Tesla is recalling nearly 363,000 vehicles because of flaws in its beta version of self-driving software.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the software may cause the vehicle to behave unsafely around intersections. A vehicle may drive straight through a turn lane from a turn lane, fail to stop at a stop sign, or exceed speed limits.
As well as Model Ys manufactured since 2020, the recall covers certain Model S and Model X vehicles manufactured between 2016 and 2023.
The recall likely affects every vehicle where the customer paid an additional $15,000 for the self-driving software, and is a black eye for chief executive Elon Musk, who has repeatedly said the beta version is nearly ready for full release. Last year, the carmaker sold 1.3 million vehicles worldwide.
On Thursday, Musk tweeted about the term “recall.”.
He wrote that the word “recall” for an over-the-air software update is anachronistic and simply wrong. The carmaker has to notify owners of the issue by April 15. It plans to release a free, over-the-air software update.