Tesla forced to recall nearly 1.1 million cars over safety issue

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Nearly 1.1 million cars will be recalled  (AFP via Getty Images)
Nearly 1.1 million cars will be recalled (AFP via Getty Images)

Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million cars due to a safety issue with some of its models.

According to the manufacturer, the window reversal system in some vehicles may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction.

The system is responsible for detecting objects that might get caught, such as fingers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it is a violation of federal safety standards.

Tesla said the 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles would now be recalled.

Despite the recall, Tesla said it was not aware of any injuries or claims relating to the safety issue, and a software update would fix the problem.

Tesla said during product testing in August employees identified window automatic reversal system performance that had "greater than expected variations in response to pinch detection."

After extensive additional testing, Tesla determined the vehicles pinch detection and retraction performance in the test results did not meet automatic reversal systems requirements.

Tesla said starting September 13, vehicles in production and in pre-delivery received a software update that sets power operated window operation to the requirements.