The KBA regulator said on its June 29 website that a software flaw caused the crash of eCall, which was designed to automatically contact emergency responders in the event of a serious accident.
The recall was first reported on Saturday by German regional broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, which is home to Tesla’s German Model Y and battery production sites near Berlin.
Globally, 59,129 vehicles were affected, KBA said, without specifying how many of them were registered in Germany.
A software glitch has CEO Ellen after Tesla said Saturday that it delivered 17.9% fewer electric vehicles in the second quarter from the previous quarter as the COVID 19-related shutdown in China disrupted its production and supply chain. Ron Musk has even more headaches.
Musk said last month that Tesla was “losing billions of dollars” as it struggles to ramp up production at new factories in Texas and Berlin due to battery shortages and problems with Chinese ports.
In early June, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) upgraded its investigation of 830,000 Tesla vehicles equipped with Autopilot, an advanced driver assistance system, as a necessary step before it sought a recall.