The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( %NHTSA ) has ordered the recall and slapped Tesla with a “safety-standards” violation, claiming that the windows close too quickly and could hurt people’s fingers.
Tesla issued a written statement in which it said that a software update will fix the problem with the windows.
This is the latest in a series of recalls impacting Tesla’s electric vehicles. Previous recalls have been due to problems with Tesla rear-view cameras, bonnet latches, seat-belt reminders, and sound-system software.
There have also been multiple problems with the company’s self-driving software that has been tested in a beta mode.
Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk criticized the use of the term “recall” in a series of tweets he issued, stating: “The terminology is outdated & inaccurate. This is a tiny over-the-air software update. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no injuries.”
In the past, Musk has been critical of the NHTSA, referring to the regulator as “the fun police.”
The latest recall covers all four Tesla models, specifically 2017-22 Model 3 sedans and some 2020-21 Model Y sport utility vehicles (SUVs), Model S sedans, and Model X SUVs.
Owners of the vehicles impacted by the recall will be notified by a written letter starting on November 15.
Tesla added that it is not aware of any warranty claims, crashes or deaths related to the window recall.
Tesla’s stock is down 28% on the year and currently trading at $288.59 U.S. a share. The company’s stock split on a 3-for-1 basis in August.