Tesla Fixes Recall Issue Involving Full Self-Driving Beta Software

Tesla issued a recall of nearly 12,000 vehicles operating its Full Self-Driving Beta software version 10.3, which was released Saturday, October 23, because false collision warnings and unnecessary auto emergency braking events might occur. The company released an update two days later and now says that more than 99.8 percent of cars have been updated as of October 29.

2021 model year Model S, X, 3, and Y electric vehicles, which is every model in Tesla’s current lineup. The company says that the update introduced a software disconnect between two on-board chips where one is in a low power mode when used during Sentry Mode, a security feature, and Summon, which brings the parked car to you via the mobile app. The disconnect can cause the chips to inconsistently detect moving objects, resulting in the false braking scenarios. Tesla says it is not aware of any crashes or injuries involved with the issue.