Tesla Semi’s Second Recall Hints At Very Low Manufacturing Numbers

The Tesla Semi has been hit with a second recall after the one in March for a parking brake situation.

Whereas the earlier Tesla Semi recall required a go to to the Tesla service, the treatment for this one is an over-the-air software program replace. Extra particularly, the difficulty now could be that the Semi’s door closure warning might be dismissed, which implies that an operator could also be unaware of an unsecured door and start driving, rising the chance of damage to occupants.

Within the recall discover on the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) web site, Tesla says the Semi’s defective door open indicator solely shows when the parking brake will not be engaged and facet door will not be absolutely latched, whatever the car’s “ignition”

Moreover, the door closure warning system permits the operator to dismiss the notification that the facet door in unlatched, which may lead to driving with an unsecured door. 

As such, the automobiles included within the recall – 36 Semis – fail to adjust to the necessities of Federal Motor Automobile Security Commonplace quantity 206, “Door Locks and Door Retention Parts.”

As a treatment, Tesla mentioned within the NHTSA recall report that it has launched an over-the-air (OTA) software program replace, freed from cost.

Whereas it is a comparatively minor situation, the recall really sheds some gentle on the Tesla Semi manufacturing numbers, which the automaker has been fairly secretive about for the reason that first items have been delivered to PepsiCo in December 2022.

For the primary recall, Tesla mentioned the 35 probably affected Semi vehicles have been produced between November 30, 2022, and February 28, 2023. Now, for this second recall, Tesla says the 36 affected automobiles have been made between November 30, 2022 and March 15, 2023.

As Electrek factors out, the variety of vehicles affected by the second recall coincides with the variety of vehicles PepsiCo and its subsidiary Frito-Lay are reportedly deploying. Additionally noteworthy is the very fact Tesla hasn’t delivered Semi vehicles to different industrial prospects.

Assuming Tesla constructed solely 36 Semis from November 30, 2022 by way of March 15, 2023, this means that within the first two weeks of March Tesla solely constructed one Semi truck. 

This begs an apparent query: has Tesla constructed any Semis on its pilot line in Nevada since March 15? And it if has, have been these automobiles not recalled as a result of they have been geared up with a more moderen software program model that addressed the difficulty? These can be good inquiries to ask Tesla, however as you in all probability know, the EV maker doesn’t have a PR division.