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Tesla recalls nearly 600,000 Model S, X, Y, and 3 vehicles

The pedestrian warning sound may be obscured

Tesla Model Y
Photo source: Tesla
Tesla is recalling 578,607 model year 2020-2022 Model S, Model X, Model Y, and model year 2017-2022 Model 3 vehicles.

The Boombox function allows sounds to be played through an external speaker while the vehicle is in motion, which may obscure the Pedestrian Warning System (PWS) sounds.

Pedestrians may be unaware of an approaching vehicle if the PWS sounds are obscured, increasing the risk of an accident.

What to do

Tesla will perform a free over-the-air (OTA) software update that will disable the Boombox functionality when the vehicle is in Drive, Neutral, and Reverse modes.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 5, 2022.

Owners may contact Tesla customer service at (877) 798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-22-00-003.

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