American EV maker, Tesla has announced it will be recalling 53,822 vehicles in the United States due to its Full Self-Driving (Beta) software that may not allow some models of the brand not come to a complete stop at some intersections which may pose a safety risk to users.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that the Full Self-driving, also known as FSD Beta, may allow vehicles to travel through an all-way stop intersection without first coming to a stop. The all-way stop signs are common on North American roads and require drivers to stop their vehicles completely, before proceeding.
The recall will cover some 2016-2022 Model S and Model X, 2017-2022 Model 3, and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles, according to NHTSA.
NHTSA disclosed that Tesla will perform an over-the-air software update that disables the “rolling stop” functionality. It “maintains regular discussions with all manufacturers to discuss potential safety concerns of these types of systems.”
However, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk via his Twitter account, clarified that “there were no safety issues” with the function, stating that “The car simply slowed to ~2 mph & continued forward with a clear view with no cars or pedestrians.”
It could be recalled that Last week, Tesla stated that the number of FSD beta vehicles in the United States has increased to nearly 60,000 from a few thousand at the end of September.