Tesla will recall 125,227 vehicles due to a malfunction in the seat belt warning system

Tesla will recall 125,227 vehicles in the United States due to a malfunction in the seat belt warning system, announced the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday. The regulator noted that the affected vehicles fail to meet federal safety standards as the seat belt warning light and audible chime may not activate when the driver is unbelted. The recall encompasses certain models from 2012 to 2024, including the Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y.

Tesla plans to address the issue through an over-the-air software update, expected to roll out starting in June. The remedy involves eliminating reliance on the driver seat occupancy sensor from the software, instead activating the seat belt reminder signals based solely on the driver seat belt buckle and ignition status, according to the NHTSA.

Earlier this year, Tesla recalled 200,000 Model S, X, and Y vehicles in the US due to a software glitch affecting visibility while reversing. In April, it recalled 3,878 Cybertrucks to address a potential issue with the accelerator pedal pad coming loose and getting lodged in the interior trim.

Furthermore, US auto safety regulators initiated an investigation last month to assess the adequacy of Tesla’s recall of over 2 million vehicles announced in December, aimed at installing new Autopilot safeguards following several crashes.

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