Fans claim their innocence!Tesla recalls 817,000 cars, An upgrade not a recall?

2022-05-03 0 By

Tesla, the world’s largest electric carmaker, is recalling more than 817,000 vehicles, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on February 3.But not long after that, Tesla fans bought a Times Square AD defending Tesla, saying it was a wireless upgrade, not a recall.So let’s talk about, what is an upgrade, what is a recall?What’s the difference between the two?First of all, let’s take a look at why the NATIONAL Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Tesla to issue a recall. The reason is that tesla models, due to a software problem, do not have a seatbelt not fastened sound.Since this is a pure software problem, Tesla can solve it later through OTA upgrades.And there have been no accidents due to the problem.So there are a lot of people who think that the problem is trivial, that it is a problem that can be solved through an upgrade, not a recall, but a simple system upgrade.So what’s the essential difference between an upgrade and a recall?There is a fundamental difference.Upgrades are not mandatory, but recalls are.The biggest difference between an upgrade and a recall is that an upgrade is not mandatory, but a recall is.This is just like our mobile phones. After buying a new mobile phone, many people may disdain to constantly upgrade the system, believing that it will become more and more difficult to upgrade the system.Therefore, even if there is a software upgrade push, they will not upgrade, this is the personal preference of consumers, there is no problem, but recall is different.Recall has a kind of mandatory meaning, must solve the problem is called recall.So if we look at the problem of Tesla this time, I think it is not an upgrade problem. It must be recalled, because if it is not recalled, there may be safety risks in the future.Upgrades are meant to improve the user experience, but recalls are meant to fix problems.The second very important difference is that upgrades improve the user experience, while recalls fix specific problems.Let’s also take the mobile phone as an example. After continuous system upgrades, your mobile phone may have more and more features.Some new features may improve your user experience.But a recall is different. It’s about fixing a specific problem.So the reason for tesla’s recall is that it doesn’t sound when the seatbelt is not fastened.This is a very obvious safety issue.The upgrade does not need supervision, but the recall requires supervision by relevant departments. The upgrade of the system does not need supervision by any supervision agency. It is a complete enterprise behavior.But recalls need to be supervised by the relevant authorities.So there is a whole process of recall.Third party supervision is required, just like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for the tesla recall.So he is not saying that after the upgrade of the enterprise system, it is nothing.Therefore, the most obvious difference between recall and upgrade is that the upgrade does not need supervision, and the enterprise can do whatever it wants.But the recall needs to be supervised by relevant departments to see if it has solved the problem thoroughly.Therefore, through the three obvious differences I mentioned above, it can be found that although the problem of Tesla is a small one, it still belongs to the category of recall rather than system upgrade.