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NHTSA Announces Recall of Over 2 Million Tesla Vehicles Due to Autopilot Concerns

Houston, Texas — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall affecting more than 2 million Tesla vehicles, citing concerns related to the Autosteer feature.

The recall includes the following Tesla models:

2012-2023 Model S

2016-2023 Model X

2017-2023 Model 3

2020-2023 Model Y

The Autosteer feature in these vehicles has been identified as a potential safety risk. According to the NHTSA’s recall notice, “In certain circumstances when the Autosteer feature is engaged, and the driver does not maintain personal responsibility for vehicle operation and is unprepared to intervene as necessary or fails to recognize when Autosteer is canceled or not engaged, there may be an increased risk of a crash.”

To address this issue, Tesla will be releasing an over-the-air software update free of charge. The company aims to remedy the problem and enhance the safety of the affected vehicles. Owner notification letters were scheduled to be mailed on February 10, 2023.

The NHTSA’s decision to recall follows a thorough review of 956 crashes where Autopilot was initially alleged to have been in use. The investigation focused on a narrower set of 322 Autopilot-involved crashes. Alex Ansley, Chief of the Recall Management Division at NHTSA, stated in a letter to Tesla, “This action is taken to ensure the safety of the driving public and to address potential hazards associated with the Autosteer feature.”

If you or a family member were injured or killed in an accident involving a Tesla vehicle, contact the Ammons Law Firm today for a free case consultation and review.

About Ammons Law Firm:

Led by founding attorney Rob Ammons, The Ammons Law Firm is a Houston-based personal injury firm representing clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation. Backed with more than three decades of experience, The Ammons Law Firm focuses on complex liability cases and has successfully recovered over $1 billion for clients wrongfully injured or killed by corporate and governmental wrongdoing.

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