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Tesla’s Latest U.S. Recall Is the Carmaker’s Ninth Since October

  • Company fixing seat-belt chime issue with over-the-air update
  • Other recalls have linked to both software and hardware flaws
Tesla Inc. vehicles.

Tesla Inc. vehicles.

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Tesla Inc. is initiating its ninth U.S. vehicle recall in roughly three months, a spurt of safety-related fixes that’s coincided with regulators subjecting the carmaker to greater scrutiny.

The latest recall relates to a software error that may prevent the federally mandated chime that reminds drivers to buckle up from going off. Tesla will remedy the issue with an over-the-air update to more than 817,000 vehicles.