Teslas recalled because windows can pinch fingers

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Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the United States because the windows can pinch a person’s fingers when they roll up.

Tesla says in documents published on Thursday by US safety regulators that the automatic window reversal system may not react properly after detecting an obstruction.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that’s a violation of federal safety standards for power windows. An online software update will fix the problem, Tesla says.

The recall covers certain 2017 through 2022 Model 3 sedans and some 2020 and 2021 Model Y SUVs. Also included are some 2021 and 2022 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs.

Tesla discovered the problem during production testing in August. Owners will be notified by letter beginning November 15. The company says in the documents that production vehicles received the update as of September 13.

Tesla was not aware of any warranty or injury claims due to the problem as of September 16, according to the documents.

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