Tesla recalls thousands more vehicles as US scrutiny intensifies

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is recalling nearly 579,000 vehicles in the United States because a “Boombox” feature can play sounds over an external speaker and dim audible warnings for pedestrians.

The recall is the fourth made public in the past two weeks as U.S. safety regulators step up scrutiny of the nation’s largest electric vehicle maker.

The government says the “Boombox” feature allows drivers to make sounds while vehicles are moving.

This violates federal safety standards that require pedestrian warning noises for electric cars, which make low noise when traveling, according to the agency.

The agency says the issue will be fixed with an over-the-air software update.

The recall affects certain 2020-2022 Tesla Model X, S and Y vehicles, as well as 2017-2022 Model 3s.


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