German traffic watchdog says 59,000 Tesla cars affected by safety bug

The German traffic supervisory authority Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt is asking Tesla to recall more than 59,000 vehicles because of a software problem. On June 29, the KBA posted a notice on its website notifying Model Y and 3 owners of a flaw in the eCall security system on these cars . The glitch prevents the tool from automatically calling first responders in the event of a serious accident.

The KBA said the problem was affecting 59,129 vehicles worldwide, including Model Y crossovers made by the automaker. German media reported the ad for the first time on Saturday.

Prior to this week, three of the 11 recalls Tesla issued this year involved a software bug. Most recently, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall addressing a glitch that could cause the infotainment system in 2021 and 2022 Tesla cars to overheat. News of a new safety issue comes after Tesla’s vehicle deliveries on Saturday.

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