October 4, 2019 / 2:39 PM / 5 months ago

NHTSA reviewing claims 2,000 Tesla vehicles should have been recalled

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it is reviewing a defect petition that claims Tesla Inc failed to issue a recall when it issued a software in 2,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in May.

The vehicles from the 2012 through 2019 model years received a battery management software upgrade in response to a potential defect that could result in non-crash fires, the petition said, adding it believes the update reduces the driving range of the affected vehicles. NHTSA said Friday it had opened a formal review to evaluate the petition's claims.

Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Susan Fenton)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below