According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla is adjusting more than 817,000 U.S. vehicles due to an audible alert may not activate when a vehicle starts and the driver has not buckled their seat belt.
NHTSA said Thursday the “some 2021-2022 Model S and Model X, 2017-2022 Model 3, and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles fail to comply with a federal motor vehicle safety standard on “Occupant Crash Protection” because the audible chime does not activate. Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update to address the issue.”
Tesla told NHTSA that as of Jan. 31 it was unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the issue.
Tesla registered 167,969 vehicles in Europe during 2021, an increase of 70.9% from 2020 and 51% up from 2019. During the year, Tesla sold 26,175 Tesla Model Y, 134 Tesla Model S and 230 Tesla Model X in the European Market.
Revenue rose 65% year over year in the quarter, while net income, at $2.32 billion, was up some 760%, according to Tesla’s statement. The company says they have successfully increased the number of FSD Beta vehicles from a couple of thousand in Q3 to nearly 60,000 vehicles in the US today.
“Our own factories have been running below capacity for several quarters as supply chain became the main limiting factor, which is likely to continue through 2022,” the company said.
Earlier this month, Tesla announced that deliveried 308,600 vehicles in Q4, setting a new record during the last Quarter. In 2021, Tesla delivered a total of 936,172 vehicles in 2021, crushing all the expectations.
During Q4 2020, the company delivered about 181,000 vehicles and Wall Street was looking for about 176,000 vehicles to be delivered at the time of the release. The result was about a 3% beat versus expectations. This quarter, Wall Street expectations were on 275,000 units, which means Tesla beat by more than 12%.