In a strange filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla explains, “In certain low-speed crash events where the 3- or 6-year-old front passenger is unbelted and out of position,” the airbag may deploy “by forming unintentional” can increase the risk of infection.
Safety experts recommend that children under the age of 12 always ride in the back seat.
Tesla says it is not aware of any injury claims related to the issue. Engineers discovered it during compliance testing.
Tesla will fix the problem with a free over-the-air software update.
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