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Tesla Recalls 54K Due to 'Full Self-Driving' Software Ignoring Stop Signs

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Feb. 3, 2022—Tesla is recalling almost 54,000 Model S, X, Y and 3 vehicles due to an issue with its "Full Self-Driving" software that lets a vehicle perform a rolling stop at a stop sign.

According to a report from the Associated Press, recall documents posted by the NHTSA say the feature is intentionally programmed and allows vehicles to go through an all-way stop sign at up to nearly 6 miles per hour. 

After two meetings with the NHTSA, Tesla agreed to recall affected vehicles, and the automaker expects to send out a firmware update that disables the feature sometime later this month. No crashes or injuries have been reported due to the rolling stop feature. 

“The Vehicle Safety Act prohibits manufacturers from selling vehicles with defects posing unreasonable risks to safety, including intentional design choices that are unsafe,” the NHTSA said per the report. “If the information shows that a safety risk may exist, NHTSA will act immediately.”

The recall affects 2016-2022 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs, 2017-2022 Model 3 Sedans and 2020-2022 Model Y SUVs.

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