Tesla to address seat belt warning system recall with OTA software update.

Tesla has initiated a recall of 125,227 vehicles due to potential issues with the seat belt warning system. The recall spans multiple models, including the 2012-2024 Model S, 2015-2024 Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y. The issue can be resolved through an over-the-air (OTA) software update.

The problem manifests as the seat belt warning light and audible chime not activating as intended in affected Tesla vehicles. The issue was initially identified on April 18, 2024, during an internal compliance audit. A 2024 model year Tesla Model X being tested to UNECE Regulation No.

16 exhibited the fault, leading to an investigation from April 22 to May 14, 2024. Subsequently, Tesla conducted fleet query analytics from May 14 to May 20, 2024, as part of their investigation. This analysis helped identify how many affected vehicles may be operating with the seat belt warning system issue.

Following this, the electric vehicle maker chose to initiate the recall on May 20, 2024, after identifying 104 warranty claims that may be related to the seat belt warning system fault. Tesla plans to start deploying the software fix to affected vehicles in June 2024.

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