Tesla – Doors Can Be Unlocked During a Crash/FMVSS 214

Tesla (Tesla) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Model S and X vehicles. The cabin doors can be unlocked during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 214, “Side Impact Protection.”

Affected models: ,

Report Received Date 20231219
NHTSA ID 23V862000
Consequence Summary An unlocked door may unlatch and open during a crasheasing the risk of injury.
Corrective Action Tesla has released an over-the-air (OTA) software update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 17, 2024. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-23-00-009.
Recall Code SB-23-00-009
Potentially Affected 120423
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
Recall Link Go to Recall (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=23V862000)

What the owner should do?

You can check if your specific car is affected by a recall by entering your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA website. The VIN is a unique code that identifies your vehicle and can be found on your car's registration, insurance documents, or near the base of the windshield on the driver's side.

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