Tesla has released seven releases for the 2022 Model 3 and six for the 2022 Model Y this year, all of which have been addressed with over-the-air software updates. Cars, especially electric vehicles, rely on computers to operate faster, so software improvements are likely to be more common. Improvements can be much less expensive than purchasing and installing new airbags or engine parts such as physical parts.
The memorandum released this month includes the 2022 Tesla Model 3s and Model Ys, as well as the 2021 and 2022 Model Ss and Model Xs running some versions of Tesla’s operating system. The computer chip in the Tesla’s infotainment system may not be cool enough, which slows down or restarts the processing. The infotainment system may lag behind or appear empty. Tesla owners rely on the infotainment system for many features, including navigation, music, heating and air conditioning, adjusting the windshield wiper speed and viewing the backup camera.
Tesla said it was not aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths related to the condition.
A conventional return, in which the affected owners must bring the vehicle for service, can disable an automaker financially, which requires payment of wages and spare parts. General Motors spent 4.1 billion on returns in 2015 due to issues such as faulty ignition switches.
For software updates, the recall completion rate is much higher than traditional recall, which is a security advantage. One of the downsides of over-the-air updates, experts say, is that they can encourage carmakers to release features that have not been properly tested and can be rough around edges. ۔
Tesla did not respond to a request for comment.