German auto regulator calls on Tesla for a Model Y and Model 3 recall

The Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany is calling on Tesla to recall Model Y and Model 3 vehicles due to a fault in the car emergency system.

According to the auto regulators site,  the recall could affect more than 59,000 Tesla’s worldwide.

Reporting by Bloomberg notes that the issue revolves around a glitch in the emergency system. The system should automatically call a country’s emergency line after a severe accident, but it does not appear to work every time.

The recall only affects vehicles built in 2022 and does include Model Y vehicles built at Giga Berlin.

The fix is a simple software update as per the bulletin.

The German auto regulator suggests that affected owners contact Tesla or drive to an authorized repair shop for a software update.

The Federal Motor Transport Authority published the notice on June 29.

However, this morning, the public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg broke the news.

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Tesla did not provide a recall notice yet.

As well, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States did not issue a notice either.

However, it looks like a simple fix and potentially could even be done via an over-the-air update.

We will continue to update this story as North American regulators and Tesla provide updates.

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