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Tesla will update nearly every car sold in the US to address Autopilot ‘defect’

A red Tesla Model Y driving through a snowy, mountainous landscape.
Because Autopilot is a standard feature on new Tesla models, almost every X, S, 3, and Y (pictured) model sold within the US is impacted. | Image: Tesla

Tesla is pushing software updates to over 2 million vehicles in the US — or almost every Model S, Y, X, and 3 ever sold in the country — to address a defect in the company’s Autopilot system. On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall notice for the vehicles following a two-year investigation into a series of collisions that occurred involving Tesla vehicles using Autopilot, which comes as standard on every new Tesla.

“In certain circumstances when Autosteer is engaged, the prominence and scope of the feature’s controls may not be sufficient to prevent driver misuse,” the agency said in the recall statement, noting that this could lead to an “increased risk of a collision.”

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