Tesla on a Downward Spiral

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered the recall of 363,000 Tesla vehicles due to its Full Self-Driving Beta software.

In a recent announcement from Tesla itself, the report indicated that the recall will affect 362,758 of its electric vehicles including, “certain 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software or pending installation.” The FSD Beta could be the source of crashes reported, the EV giant stated.

Since Tesla announced the FSD Beta program, the NHSTA had started an investigation that goes back to August 2021 for fatal highway accidents that were documented on social media. The investigation also looks into the software’s self-destructive and rogue behavior. Back in January, NHTSA’s acting head Ann Carlson said, “We’re investing a lot of resources. The resources require a lot of technical expertise, actually some legal novelty and so we’re moving as quickly as we can, but we also want to be careful and make sure we have all the information we need.”

Due to the recall, the EV company will also release free OTA updates to its customers to fix the issue.

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