Tesla recalls 1.1 million cars over possible window 'pinching' issue

A sign is posted at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Tesla will report third quarter earnings today after the closing bell.
A sign is posted at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Tesla will report third quarter earnings today after the closing bell. Photo credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Tesla announced on Thursday that it would be recalling another 1.1 million cars over a flaw that could result in the windows pinching occupants while closing.

The electric car manufacturer designed the windows to stop if an obstacle was detected in its path. However, the company announced that testing discovered a problem with some windows responding correctly, CNN reported.

Still, Tesla owners shouldn't worry about scheduling an appointment, as the company said the issue could be fixed with an over-the-air software update, the Associated Press reported.

The cars affected by the issue are the 2017-2022 Model 3, the 2020-2021 Model Y, and the 2021-2022 Models S and X.

Tesla filed its recall with federal safety regulators. In it, the car manufacturer said it is unaware of any reports of the issue coming from owners, noting the problem was only discovered during testing. Tesla also said there hadn't been any injuries related to the recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered Tesla to change how the car was designed after several recalls for the vehicles. However, the window issue is separate from previous recalls as it comes from a flaw in production.