Tesla recalls its car, auto insurance after driver dies
Tesla Motors is recalling cars it says were not properly insured.
The recall involves a Model S sedan and a Model X crossover SUV.
The recall was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
The company said on its website that the Model S was recalled due to a problem with the Autopilot system that allows the driver to take over controlling the vehicle.
Autopilots are systems that help drivers avoid unexpected situations.
The system was introduced with the Model X, and it was not available with the Tesla Model S.
It’s unclear if any Model S owners are affected by the recall.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In a statement, Tesla said:The recall includes a number of vehicles, including the Autocross/Autopilot (AC/A) driver assistance system, which was used in Model S, Model X and Roadster, as well as in the Model Y sedan, Roadster and Roadrunner.
We are aware of a number minor technical issues with the AC/A driver assist system.
The Autocarns/Autobid system has been deployed in Model X vehicles and the Autobalancing system was deployed in the Roadster.
We have identified a defect that could cause Autobalance to not work properly, and we are taking additional steps to prevent it from happening.
This isn’t the first time Tesla has been in hot water with its safety record.
The company has been criticized for being too aggressive in its safety policy, which is designed to protect people from the risks of driving their vehicles.
In 2015, a Tesla Model X was involved in a crash that killed a passenger.
The Model X has since been recalled due its collision-avoidance system.