Germany’s road traffic agency said it is recalling Tesla Model Ys and 3s due to a defect in the automatic emergency call system, which affects 59,000 vehicles globally.
The KBA watchdog said on its website on June 29 that a software flaw is breaking eCall, which is designed to automatically contact emergency responders.
the occurrence of a serious accident.
German regional broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, which serves the area that is home to Tesla’s German Model Y and a battery production site near Berlin, first reported
KBA said 59,129 vehicles were affected globally, but did not specify how many of them were registered in Germany.
The software glitch is an added headache for Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, when Tesla said on Saturday it delivered 17.9 percent fewer electric vehicles in the second quarter from the previous quarter, as China’s COVID 19-related shutdowns strained its production and supply chain. interrupted.
Musk said last month that Tesla’s new factories in Texas and Berlin were losing “billions of dollars” as they struggle to ramp up production due to battery shortages and
Chinese port issues
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in early June upgraded its investigation into 830,000 Tesla vehicles with the Advanced Driver Assistance System Autopilot, a
Necessary steps before recalling it.
Tesla was not immediately available to comment.