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Tesla Model Y and Model 3 vehicles are being recalled in Germany

Germany’s road traffic agency said over 59,000 Model Ys and Model 3s globally have a flaw in the automatic emergency call system

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Tesla Model Y and Model 3 vehicles are being recalled in Germany

Germany automotive regulator has called on Tesla Inc to issue a recall for its models Y and 3 because of a technical problem in the cars’ emergency system.

The Kraftfahrtbundesamt (KBA) or Federal Motor Transport Authority said on its website on June 29 that it was recalling Tesla Model Y and Model 3 EVs due to a software issue causing a breakdown of the eCall, which is supposed to immediately alert emergency services in the case of a major accident.

The good news is that an over-the-air (OTA) software update looks to be able to fix the problem. KBA advised owners of impacted cars to contact the manufacturer or visit a certified repair facility to get a software update.

According to the KBA, this problem affects 59,129 automobiles worldwide; however, the agency did not disclose how many of those are registered in Germany.

According to Reuters, the recall was initially reported on Saturday by the German regional broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, which covers the region that is home to Tesla’s Model Y and battery production facilities near Berlin.

The software error occurs right after Tesla reported a 17.9 percent decrease in deliveries compared to the prior quarter in the second quarter of 2022. The primary reason for the decrease in shipments was China’s COVID-19 outage, which hampered the manufacturing and supply chain at the Giga Shanghai factory.

Tesla faces difficulties scaling up its newest operations in Austin, Texas, and Berlin, Germany, in addition to manufacturing challenges in China. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, claimed last month that the new plants are “losing billions of dollars” as they struggle to boost output due to a battery shortage and problems with Chinese ports.

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