2016-2023 Model S, X, S, 3 and Y Vehicles Equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta Recalled
Tesla has a recall for 362,758 vehicles in the United States that are equipped with the automaker’s experimental driver-assist software. These vehicles have a potential crash as the so-called self-driving vehicles navigate intersections.
Specifically, the recall affects the 2016-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles, the 2017-2023 Model 3, and the 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles. This includes vehicles equipped with or pending installation of FSD Beta. Tesla plans to fix the issue with an over-the-air software update.
The Tesla recall advises owners the FSD Beta system could cause crashes. These vehicles are known to “act unsafe around intersections, such as traveling straight through an intersection while in a turn-only lane, entering a stop sign-controlled intersection without coming to a complete stop, or proceeding into an intersection during a steady yellow traffic signal without due caution,” according to the filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the 13th recall for the 2021 Tesla Model 3 which also has five investigation and 426 consumer complaints.
Additionally, the FSD Beta system could fail to respond correctly “to changes in posted speed limits.”
Some Tesla drivers are using these new and unfinished driver assist features throughout the United States on public roads. However, these electric cars are not autonomous or safe to drive unless there is an alert human driver behind the wheel. Most people use it to “autosteer,” but a driver must be ready to take over steering or the brakes at all times.
FSD Beta Program
Tesla owners who paid to install the automaker’s premium FSD driver assistance system in their vehicle are eligible to join the FSD Beta Program. Currently, they pay about $15,000 or $199 a month for the option. Additionally, the driver needs to have a high driver-safety score based on their driving habits to participate. This is determined by Tesla software and the motorist must maintain these skills to maintain access to the FSD Beta program.
California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson
If you purchased a Tesla vehicle with self-driving software issues, repeated problems, or some other safety issue, it may be time to call for help.
California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.
We recommend that you obtain an invoice for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact us for a free case review at 1-800-235-6801.