Tesla has issued a recall of its Full Self-Driving software, an advanced driver-assistance system that federal safety regulators say could allow vehicles to act unsafe around intersections and cause crashes.
Tesla said it is recalling certain 20162023 Model S, Model X; 20172023 Model 3; and 20202023 Model Y vehicles equipped with Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software or those pending installation. The recall, which was posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations website, affects as many as 362,758 vehicles equipped with the software, according to the notice.
Tesla will release an over-the-air software update, free of charge, to fix the issue.
Tesla vehicles come standard with a driver-assistance system branded as Autopilot. For an additional $15,000, owners can buy full self-driving, or FSD a feature that CEO Elon Musk has promised for years will one day deliver full autonomous driving capabilities. Tesla vehicles are not self-driving.
Instead, FSD includes a number of automated driving features that still require the driver to be ready to take control at all times. It includes the parking feature Summon, as well as Navigate on Autopilot, an active guidance system that navigates a car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges and making lane changes. The system is also supposed to handle steering on city streets and recognize and react to traffic lights and stop signs.