NHTSA Asks Tesla to Recall Its 363,000 cars. Here’s Why

Tesla, one of the biggest and most profitable car companies, recently recalled more than 360,000 of its cars for being unsafe and more accident-prone right after  theNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declared its Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) unsafe. It was on February 16th when Elon Musk took to the internet and confirmed that the process of recalling all its 363,000 cars has been initiated as it may lead to bigger crashes because of the Beta.

What the NHTSA Found

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) figured out that the FSD Beta, which Tesla has been using in many of its vehicles, is unsafe, especially around intersections. It has noticed incidents such as cars not stopping completely at a stop-sign-controlled intersection and cars recklessly approaching an intersection even when the yellow traffic light is on. This is what concerned the authorities, and that’s when they asked the company to recall all their cars, including 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles, 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and more that work on the same self-driving beta. Before the issue takes a drastic turn, NHTSA has asked them to do a software update and resolve the problem by the first week of April.

Other Issues

The FSD Beta issue isn’t the only issue that Tesla has had these days. Quite recently, some Tesla owners encountered a ‘503 Server Maintenance’ error. This appeared when Tesla owners were not able to open the doors of their cars with the keycard. This eventually prevented them from even using the Tesla app, and the issue was neither addressed nor communicated by Tesla for hours. A lot of drivers had to wait for many hours for the error message to disappear so that they could go ahead and use the application again.