Tesla has issued a recall of nearly 54,000 cars and SUVs due to their “Full Self-Driving” software that has the vehicles rolling through stop signs without coming to a complete stop.
The “rolling stop” feature let the Teslas go through all-way stop signs as long as the owner enabled the function. The vehicles have to be traveling below 5.6 mph while approaching the intersection, and no “relevant” moving cars, pedestrians or bicyclists can be detected nearby. All roads leading to the intersection had to have speed limits of 30 mph or less. The Teslas would then be allowed to go through the intersection at 0.1 mph to 5.6 mph without coming to a complete stop.
Tesla will disable the feature with an over-the-internet software update. The firmware release to disable the rolling stops should be sent out in early February.
There have been no known incidences of crashes or injuries caused by this feature on the Tesla vehicles.
The recall is for the following vehicles:
2016 through 2022 – Model S Sedans and X SUVs
2017 to 2022 Model 3 Sedans
2020 through 2022 Model Y SUVs
Tesla owners will receive required notification letters on March 28 regarding the change.