Tesla will be performing an over-the-air (OTA) software update on certain Model 3, Model S, Model X, and Model Y vehicles because the automatic window reversal system does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Requirements for power-operated window systems. Over one million Tesla vehicles are included in this recall.

The vehicles affected include:

2017-2022 Tesla Model 3
2021-2022 Tesla Model S
2021-2022 Tesla Model X
2020-2022 Tesla Model Y

Tesla first became aware of the problem in August 2022, during production testing. Technicians identified a window automatic reversal system that had greater than expected variations in response to pinch detection. Tesla conducted additional testing on multiple models using several window positions, multiple spring rates, and gap designations. Tesla determined that the pinch detection and retraction performance in the test results exceeded the requirements of FMVSS 118, Section 5 (automatic reversal systems). When closing, the window may exert more force than safety requirements permit before retracting. The window may also retract less than the distance required. If a window is closing and detects an obstruction, the condition may increase the risk of a pinching injury to the occupant.

Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update of the automatic window reversal system. Notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 15, 2022. Tesla is not aware of any warranty claims, field reports, crashes, injuries, or deaths related to this condition. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-00-013 and the NHTSA campaign number is 22V-702.

Toyota will be notifying approximately 2.5 million owners of certain 2007-2009 model vehicles of a problem with the power window switch in the drivers side door. According to Toyota, an incorrect window switch lubricant was used which could result in the switch components to wear unevenly. Drivers may notice the switch feeling “sticky”, and if they try to use a commercial lubricant to fix the problem, the switch could melt, possibly causing a fire. Dealerships will require about one hour to inspect the switch and apply a special fluorine grease. Owners wanting more information about the problem can call Toyota’s customer service center at 800-331-4331. The vehicles involved in this recall include:

  • 2007-2008 Yaris
  • 2007-2009 RAV4
  • 2007-2009 Tundra
  • 2007-2009 Camry
  • 2007-2009 Camry Hybrid
  • 2008-2009 Scion XD
  • 2008-2009 Scion XA
  • 2008-2009 Sequoia
  • 2008 Highlander
  • 2008 Highlander Hybrid
  • 2009 Corolla
  • 2009 Matrix

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into possible fire hazards in some 2007 Camry, Camry Solara and Rav4 vehicles. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, owners experienced a burning odor, and eventually flames coming from inside the doors. The problem is suspected to be caused by a malfunctioning power window master switch control. If the investigation leads to a recall, almost 830,000 vehicles could be affected.

Nissan is recalling some 2011-2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe and 2011 Nissan 370Z vehicles for a problem with the power windows. According to the report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the power window switch controller may be manufactured out of specification making the auto reverse feature inaccurate. If a body part should become trapped by a closing window, a pinch injury could result before the window reverses. Owners wanting more information on the recall can contact Nissan at 1800-647-7261 or Infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.