Tesla Recalls Nearly 1.1 Million Cars Over Window Pinching Concerns


The Tesla Model Y for 2020-21 was one of the vehicles recalled over pinching concerns from a retracting window.



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Tesla Inc.


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is recalling almost 1.1 million of its electric vehicles over concerns that a closing window could pinch a passenger before it retracts.

The recall applies to certain of its Model 3 vehicles for 2017-22 along with Model Ys for 2020-21 and Model S and Model X vehicles for 2021-22, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The company is going to perform over-the-air software updates for the vehicles to fix the problem. The NHTSA said letters will be mailed to owners Nov. 15.

The company isn’t aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths associated with the issue, it said in a safety recall report.

In a tweet Thursday, Tesla Chief Executive

Elon Musk

criticized the characterization of the car’s issues that prompted the recall.

“The terminology is outdated & inaccurate,” Mr. Musk said. “This is a tiny over-the-air software update. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no injuries.”

The NHTSA didn’t immediately respond to a request seeking comment on Mr. Musk’s remarks.

Tesla shares fell more than 3% on Thursday. The stock has lost nearly a fifth of its value so far this year.

Tesla has had other recalls this year. In May, the company recalled roughly 130,000 vehicles over issues with the vehicles’ central processing units, according to the NHTSA. Issues with the unit could prevent the center screen from displaying certain attributes.

In April, the company recalled almost 600,000 vehicles over concerns that the vehicles’ pedestrian warning system sounds could be obscured.

The company had planned to release over-the-air software updates to handle both of those issues as well.

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Write to Allison Prang at allison.prang@wsj.com

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