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Tesla Recalls Over 2 Million U.S. Vehicles Due to Autopilot System Safety Concerns

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Tesla has initiated its largest-ever recall in the United States, affecting over two million vehicles, which accounts for nearly all of its cars sold in the country. The recall comes in response to concerns raised by federal safety regulators regarding defects in Tesla’s autopilot system, which they believe pose a safety risk.

The carmaker’s recall filing, made on Wednesday, acknowledges that the autopilot software system controls may not effectively prevent driver misuse, thereby potentially compromising safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has been investigating the autopilot function for over two years, emphasized the need for responsible deployment of automated technology for enhanced safety.

This significant decision reflects the challenges faced by Tesla and the broader autonomous vehicle industry in the United States as they grapple with safety concerns. Tesla has committed to addressing the issue by implementing new safety measures and rectifying existing defects.

The recall encompasses various Tesla models, including Y, S, 3, and X, produced between October 5, 2012, and December 7, 2023. This recall underscores the critical importance of ensuring the safe operation of autonomous driving technologies and the need for continuous improvement to meet safety standards.

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