Tesla recall nearly two million cars due to malfunctioning autopilot feature

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY) – Tesla is recalling nearly two million cars to limit the use of its autopilot feature following a review of nearly one thousand crashes in which the feature was engaged. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the company agreed to an over-the-air software update.

Additionally, the company will mail letters to owners to notify them of the change. 

The update would limit the auto-steer feature if a driver repeatedly fails to demonstrate they are ready to resume car control while the feature is on. 

In a recent Washington Post investigation, auto assist was operating when it should not have been in at least eight serious accidents, including some fatalities. 


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