(PresidentialInsider.com)- This past week was not a good one for the electric vehicle company Tesla as the company issued two separate recalls in just a matter of days.
On Tuesday, the company issued a recall on 54,000 vehicles because the “Full Self-Driving” software’s “rolling stop” feature allows them to roll through stop signs instead of coming to a complete halt. Then, just days later, it was reported that over 817,000 Tesla vehicles were being recalled due to a faulty seatbelt chime.
Not a good week for Tesla.
In January, after having two meetings with officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Telsa agreed to recall the 54,000 vehicles with the “Full Self-Driving” software. However, Tesla said that it knows of no crashes or injuries related to the “rolling stop” feature.
The recall covers Model S sedans and X SUVs from 2016 through 2022, Model 3 sedans from 2017 to 2022, and Model Y SUVs from 2020 to 2022.
According to documents posted on Tuesday by US safety regulators, Tesla will have to disable the self-driving software using an over-the-internet software update which is expected to be available early this month.
Tesla introduced the “rolling stop” feature as part of its software update sent out to testing owners in late October. NHTSA met with Tesla on January 10 and 19 to discuss its concerns over potential crashes from the feature.
Just three days later, it was reported that a faulty seatbelt chime impacting 817,143 Tesla vehicles made in 2021 and 2022 had prompted another Tesla recall.
Federal safety standards require all vehicles to include an audible seatbelt reminder if the driver is not wearing a seatbelt after the vehicle is started. Due to a software bug, the seatbelt chime on some Teslas was not always sounding and the accompanying visual alert for unbuckled seatbelts is also affected.
The seatbelt problem was first detected by the South Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute which notified Tesla on January 6. In late January, Tesla concluded there was a problem, however, added that there have been no crashes, injuries, or deaths as a result of the software bug.