Tesla is recalling 53,822 Model S, Model X, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles due to a software update that permits the Full Self-Driving mode to run stop signs.
Tesla’s latest software update to its Full Self-Driving technology may allow these vehicles to intentionally drive through all-way stop signs at up to 5.6 mph. This arises when there is a absence of “relevant” moving cars, pedestrians or bicyclists detected by the software at the intersection. Also, it only happens in areas with speed limits 30 mph or less.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a notice about the issue with the electric car company’s new “Assertive” mode released on Oct. 20, 2021.
Owners of Tesla’s 2016-2022 Model S and Model X EVs, as well as 2017-2022 Model 3 and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles are subject to the recall. These are models that have the firmware release 2020.40.10 or newer and include the FSD Beta.
Under the new setting, the Tesla vehicles have a smaller follow distance. Also, it performs more frequent speed lane changes, remains in passing lanes and may perform rolling stops, the NHTSA report said.
Tesla voluntarily agreed to disable the Assertive mode functionality, beginning with firmware release 2021.44.30.15 and newer releases. The update can be made over-the-air at no charge to customers.
Tesla is not aware of any collisions resulting from this Assertive mode update.
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