Tesla recalls another 579,000 vehicles, the fourth in two weeks, due to a ‘Boombix’ feature that plays over pedestrian alerts.

Tesla is recalling roughly 579,000 vehicles in the United States due to a ‘Boombox’ feature that can play sounds over an external speaker, obstructing audible pedestrian warnings.

This is the fourth recall in the last two weeks, as safety officials in the United States tighten their grip on the country’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer.

Tesla made judgments that violated federal motor vehicle safety requirements in two of the recalls, while the others were caused by software faults, according to Mail Online.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports on its website on Thursday, February 10, that the cars and SUVs include a ‘Boombox’ feature that allows drivers to listen to music while driving. This is in violation of federal safety regulations that mandate pedestrian warning noises for electric vehicles, which generate very little noise.

The problem will be fixed with an over-the-air software update that disables the ‘Boombox’ function, according to the agency. The capability may be used while the Teslas are in drive, neutral, or reverse, according to the company.

Tesla Model X, S, and Y vehicles from 2020 to 2022, as well as Model 3s from 2017 to 2022, are included in the recall.

Tesla’s media relations staff was dismantled, therefore a message was left on Thursday seeking comment.

Tesla had to recall roughly 54,000 vehicles outfitted with ‘Full Self-Driving’ software last week, which allowed the vehicles to race through stop signs without coming to a complete stop. Tesla owners are ‘beta testing’ the software on public roads, but the cars aren’t yet capable of driving themselves.

Over 800,000 vehicles were also recalled because seat belt reminder chimes may not sound when the vehicle is started when the driver is not strapped up. Nearly 27,000 vehicles were recalled this week because the cabin heating systems may not be able to clear the glass quickly enough. All of this was supposed to be fixed by installing online software upgrades.

Tesla is pushing the bounds of safety to see what it can get away with, according to safety groups and autonomous car specialists, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is pushing back.

Tesla also deactivated a feature that allowed drivers to play video games on the center touch displays while the vehicles were driving after an NHTSA investigation in December.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced in November that it was investigating a complaint from a California Tesla driver who claimed that the ‘Full Self-Driving’ software was to blame for a crash. A Model Y went into the wrong lane and was hit by another vehicle, according to the driver.

According to the lawsuit, the SUV alerted the driver halfway through the turn, and the driver attempted to turn the wheel to avoid other cars. The car, however, grabbed control and ‘pushed itself into the incorrect lane,’ according to the driver. The crash on November 3 resulted in no injuries.

Teslas utilizing the company’s less-advanced ‘Autopilot’ partially automatic driver-assist system have regularly collided with emergency vehicles parked on highways, according to the NHTSA. The probe was launched in August after the agency received 12 reports of Teslas on Autopilot colliding with parked police and fire vehicles. At least 17 individuals were injured and one person was killed in the crashes under investigation.

According to NHTSA statistics, Tuesday’s recall is Tesla’s 15th since January 2021.

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