Tesla issues recall for almost two million of its cars due to faulty self-driving tech

Self-driving vehicles will remain in the world of science fiction as Tesla is recalling two million of its cars to prevent drivers from misusing the Autopilot function.

This move, which does not remove cars from the road but insists on an update, comes after the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a two-year investigation into almost 1,000 crashes involving the Tesla feature. According to the official recall notice, the vehicles affected are the 2012-2013 Tesla Model S, 2016-2023 Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and the 2020-2023 Model Y. The NHTSA told CNN that the system gives “drivers a false sense of security” making them believe it’s totally safe to activate and use to navigate busy roads.