Tesla has issued a recall for 362,758 vehicles, citing concerns that the company’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software may cause crashes. The recall affects Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles that were manufactured between 2016 and 2023.
In a statement, Tesla said that it had identified a problem with the FSD beta software that could cause the vehicles to “drive in unexpected and dangerous ways.” The company said that it had received reports of several accidents that may have been caused by the software, and that it was taking action to address the issue. “We are taking this action out of an abundance of caution, and to ensure the safety of our customers,” the company said. “While we believe that our FSD beta software has the potential to improve safety on the roads, we recognize that there are still some issues that need to be addressed.”
Tesla’s FSD beta software is designed to enable fully autonomous driving, allowing the vehicles to navigate roads and traffic without any input from the driver. However, the software is still in the testing phase, and is not yet widely available to the public. Tesla has faced criticism from safety experts and regulators over its approach to autonomous driving, with some calling for stricter regulations and oversight of the technology.
The recall is the latest setback for Tesla, which has faced a series of challenges in recent months. The company has been hit by supply chain disruptions, production delays, and increasing competition from traditional automakers and new entrants in the electric vehicle market. In response to the recall, Tesla said that it would be working with affected customers to address the issue, and that it would be providing updates and information on how to schedule repairs. The company also said that it was committed to the development of autonomous driving technology, and that it would continue to invest in research and development to improve the safety and reliability of its vehicles.
The recall is a reminder of the challenges that Tesla faces as it seeks to expand its market share and establish itself as a leader in the electric vehicle industry. While the company has made significant strides in recent years, it still has much work to do to convince regulators and the public that its technology is safe and reliable, and that it can be trusted to deliver on its promises.