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1.6 million Tesla cars recalled in China over steering software issue

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The authorities in China have directed Tesla to recall approximately 1.6 million electric vehicles in the country. The recall is aimed at updating the Autopilot driving assistance function to reduce the risk of accidents.

This is due to the Autosteer system within the Autopilot function is prone to misuse by most Tesla drivers. The solution involves adding audio and visual warnings when the function is activated or deactivated.

According to Reuters report, the recall campaign involves all Tesla models sold in China, including the Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y.

The Autopilot function will be enhanced through over-the-air updates, eliminating the need for owners to send their cars to Tesla service centers.

Additionally, Tesla is also updating the door locking software involving 7,538 units of Model S and Model X in China due to concerns about doors opening automatically during accidents.

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