Germany’s Federal Transport Agency (KBA) said it is recalling Tesla’s (TSLA-US) Model Y and Model 3 electric cars due to a defect in the automatic emergency call function, Reuters reported on Sunday (3rd). About 59,000 vehicles are affected worldwide.
The German Federal Transport Administration announced on its website on June 29, 2022 that the eCall function on the vehicle was malfunctioning due to a software defect. This function is that when the vehicle has a serious accident, it will automatically contact the emergency response unit.
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB), Germany’s local public broadcaster, was the first to report on the recall on Saturday. Tesla’s German factory is located on the outskirts of Berlin, where Model Y and battery assembly are carried out.
Germany’s Federal Transport Agency said a total of 59,129 Tesla electric vehicles worldwide were affected by the flaw, but did not mention how many of those were registered in Germany.
Tesla said on Saturday that the company’s electric vehicle deliveries in Q2 2022 decreased by 17.9% for several quarters, due to the shutdown of factories due to China’s zero-clearing policy, disrupting production and supply chains; and this recall must also make Tesla Pull CEO Musk even more headaches.
Musk said last month that Tesla’s new factories in Texas and Berlin are burning through billions of dollars due to battery shortages and China’s port congestion.
Also early last month, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it would upgrade its investigation level of 830,000 Tesla electric vehicles to an engineering analysis. The vehicle should be equipped with Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system Autopilot. If further problems with the car body are found, Tesla may be required to recall the vehicle.