Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2020-22 Tesla Model S, Model X, Model Y; 2017-22 Tesla Model 3
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 578,607
Report Date: February 4, 2022
Issue: Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Model S, Model X, Model Y, and 2017-2022 Model 3 vehicles. The Boombox function allows sounds to be played through an external speaker while the vehicle is in motion, which may obscure the Pedestrian Warning System (PWS) sounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 141, “Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.” Pedestrians may be unaware of an approaching vehicle if the PWS sounds are obscured, increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update that will disable the Boombox functionality when the vehicle is in Drive, Neutral and Reverse modes, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 5, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-00-003.

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