Tesla recalls certain 2022 Model Y’s for airbag fix

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Tesla is recalling certain 2022 Model Y’s after Tesla found a minor issue with its vehicle’s crash detection system and the front passenger airbag.

According to a tweet from Sawyer Merritt, the issue is that the front bumper carrier structure may alter the vehicle’s crash detection during certain low-speed crashes.

As a result, the front passenger airbag can deploy incorrectly.

https://twitter.com/sawyermerritt/status/1551955418095800320?s=21&t=H4cWs7nT2S0nQgQX8IWGLA

Although it is a safety issue, it is not a life-threatening issue by any stretch.

The fix is a simple replacement of the front bumper carrier structure which will be done at any Tesla Service Center free of charge.

The current recall is expected to affect only a few vehicles, and Tesla does not expect this to expand further.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by Tesla on September 19th.

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This is the seventh recall for Tesla in 2022.

However, it is the first time that the fix is not a simple over-the-air software update.

It is unclear what caused the issue and if it was a production or part issue.

In addition, Tesla did not announce the number of affected vehicles or if were produced at Giga Austin or Fremont.

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