Tesla Recalls About 80,000 Vehicles in Canada
Tesla has issued two recalls affecting over 80,000 vehicles in Canada because of a “rolling stop” defect and faulty seatbelt chime.
Date of recall: February 1, 2022
The first recall affects 68 vehicles in Canada, plus 54,000 in the United States. It only affects those in the Tesla Early Access Program with Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta program, particularly with these models:
- 2017 Model S
- 2018-21 Model 3
- 2020-22 Model Y
The second recall for the faulty seatbelt chime affects 80,363 vehicles in Canada, including another 817,025 in the U.S. These are the affected models:
- 2018-22 Model 3
- 2020-22 Model Y
- 2021-22 Model S
- 2022 Model X
What’s the problem?
For the “rolling stop” defect, the issue is that Tesla’s FSD allows affected vehicles under the beta software (released in October 2021) to roll through stop signs without stopping. The feature means they can approach all-way stop sign intersections and continue moving at up to 9 km/h. This contravenes laws mandating vehicles come to a full stop at all stop signs.
The other recall is for the seatbelt reminder chime that may not sound if the driver didn’t buckle up. Regulations require an audible chime to remind drivers and front passengers to put seatbelts on to turn it off. It does still sound if vehicles go above 22 km/h without any seatbelts on.
Tesla hasn’t reported any incidents for any of the vehicles affected.
What’s the fix?
Tesla will address both recalls by way of software and firmware updates that will come over the air to all affected vehicles in February.
What do you do?
Owners should look for the update to appear in their vehicles, though Tesla will notify affected owners in advance.
Enter your Tesla VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle.
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