Tesla recalls nearly 363,000 vehicles with its “Full Self-Driving” system to fix problems with how it behaves around intersections and following posted speed limits.
The recall came after U.S. safety regulators expressed concerns about how Tesla’s system responds in four areas along roads.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Thursday on its website that Tesla will fix the concerns with an online software update in the coming weeks.
The documents say Tesla is doing the recall but disagrees with an agency analysis of the problem.
Up to 400,000, Tesla owners are participating in a test of the system on public roads. According to NHTSA, the system flags unsafe actions like driving straight through an intersection while in a turn-only lane, failing to stop completely at stop signs, and driving through a meeting during a yellow traffic light without taking proper precautions.
The docs also stated that the system might not react appropriately to changes in posted speed restrictions or might not consider the driver’s adjustments to speed.
According to documents from the organization, “FSD beta software that permits a vehicle to exceed speed limits or proceed through junctions illegally or unpredictably increases the likelihood of a crash.”
Some 2016–2023 Model S and Model X vehicles, 2017–2013 Model 3 vehicles, and 2020–2023 Model Y vehicles installed with the software, or awaiting installation, are included in the recall.
A message was left Thursday asking Tesla, which has shut down its media relations division, for comment.