The New York Times reports that Tesla has issued a recall for over 12,000 of its Model X vehicles due to a potential issue with the Full Self-Driving (FSD) software. The recall comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the matter last month. The agency said it received reports of unintended acceleration and crashes due to the FSD software.
The recall affects Model X vehicles manufactured between September 2022 and January 2023. According to the company, the issue is related to a software bug that can cause the vehicle to accelerate without the driver’s input. Tesla has stated that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue.
The FSD software is a key part of Tesla’s autonomous driving ambitions. The software allows Tesla vehicles to navigate on their own, without the need for driver intervention. However, the technology has come under scrutiny in recent years, with some critics arguing that it is not yet safe for widespread use on public roads.
This latest recall is another setback for Tesla, which has faced a number of issues in recent years. The company has been criticized for its handling of previous recalls and for its aggressive marketing of the FSD software. It remains to be seen how the latest recall will impact Tesla’s reputation and bottom line.