Tesla Recalls 363,000 Vehicles with Full Self-Driving Technology

Tesla recently issued a recall of 363,000 vehicles with its “Full Self-Driving” technology to correct issues with the way the technology ignores posted speed limits and behaves around street intersections.

The recall includes some vehicles from the 2016-2023 Model S and Model X, 2013-2017 Model 3 and 2020-2023 Model Y. The recall was issued following concerns raised by U.S. safety regulators about the way Tesla’s system responds in four areas along roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla will be addressing the concerns through an online software update in the coming weeks.

NHTSA said that Tesla’s “[Full Self-Driving] beta software allows a vehicle to exceed speed limits or travel through intersections in an unlawful or unpredictable manner that increases the risk of a crash.” According to NHTSA, Tesla’s Full-Self Driving System makes unsafe actions such as traveling straight through an intersection while in a turn-only lane, fails to come to a complete stop at stop signs, or goes through an intersection during a yellow traffic light without proper caution.

NHTSA has launched probes into 35 separate crashes, 19 of which were fatal, into Tesla’s self-driving features since 2016.

If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a Tesla with Full Self-Driving Technology, please contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1 800-870-9584.