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WASHINGTON - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is recalling 26,681 motors within the United States because software blunders can also bring about windshield defrosting problems, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Wednesday.

Tesla told U.S. Regulators the mistake may additionally reason a valve inside the warmth pump to open unintentionally and entice the refrigerant inside the evaporator. Tesla will perform an over-the-air software program replace to cope with the difficulty.

The remember covers a few 2021-2022 Model three, Model S, Model X, and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles that may not comply with a federal motor automobile protection fashionable. It is the brand new in a string of recent recalls for the Texas-based EV manufacturer.

- NHTSA-

Tesla said it changed into now not privy to any injuries or crashes associated with its cutting-edge bear in mind but NHTSA stated it could reduce windshield visibility in sure conditions, which may additionally growth the threat of a collision.

The corporation stated it changed into triggered through court cases from customers in December over loss of heating performance in intense cold weather conditions.

Tesla on Jan. 15 released a software update to cope with the difficulty as a precautionary degree. After discussions with NHTSA and Transport Canada, checks had been carried out to assess the compliance of new motors introduced with the software program command.

-Regulators and a few lawmakers-

Under scrutiny from U.S. Regulators and a few lawmakers, Tesla has been issuing some of recalls in current months, which includes many for software issues.

Tesla has issued at least 9 U.S. Remembers since October as it faces authority’s investigations into its driver help system Autopilot and an in-vehicle sport function.

In January 2021, Tesla agreed to bear in mind one hundred thirty five,000 vehicles with touch screen shows that would fail after NHTSA took the unusual step of officially seeking the don't forget.

The organisation said touch screen failures posed large protection troubles, including the lack of rear view or backup camera snap shots, outdoors turn-sign lights, and windshield defogging and defrosting structures.