Tesla Recalls 1 Million Vehicles for Finger-Pinching Window Issue

The windows may not retract properly when they detect an obstruction while closing.

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The recall affects certain Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X vehicles.


Tesla is recalling just over 1 million of its vehicles because their windows may pinch a person's fingers when they roll up.

The window automatic reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction, according to documents posted Sept. 19 on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website. This issue could cause a window to pinch a person's fingers if they're on top of a window as it rises, "increasing the risk of injury," the NHTSA said.

The recall covers model years 2017-2022 for , 2020-2021 for Model Y and 2021-2022 for  and vehicles. Tesla will fix the issue with a free over-the-air software update.

Owners will be notified by mail in mid-November, but can also contact Tesla for assistance at 877-798-3752.