Tesla FSD Beta Rollout ‘Paused’ for Canada and USA, Ahead of Software Update Fix

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Earlier this month, Tesla launched a voluntary ‘recall’ to ease Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta concerns by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Tesla will issue a software update to address some FSD beta issues that might be unsafe, affecting 362,758 cars consisting of Model S/X and Model 3/Y.

Since then, Tesla recently added a support page titled, “Update Vehicle Firmware to Improve Certain FSD Beta Driving Operations.”

“Tesla has issued a voluntary recall on certain Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y vehicles that have installed or pending installation of software that contains the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta feature. This recall affects only US and CA vehicles. Affected vehicles were identified based on vehicle manufacturing, configuration, and software records,” explains Tesla.

The company says “a software update which includes the remedy that will improve how FSD Beta negotiates certain driving maneuvers during specific conditions (as described below), will be deployed over-the-air (OTA) to affected vehicles when the software is available.”

Tesla says in “certain rare circumstances and within the FSD Beta operating limitations, when the feature is engaged, it could potentially infringe upon local traffic laws or customs while executing these driving maneuvers in specific conditions before the driver may intervene”, detailing the following four condition:

  • Traveling or turning through certain intersections during a stale yellow traffic light
  • The perceived duration of the vehicle’s static position at certain intersections with a stop sign, particularly when the intersection is clear of any other road users
  • Adjusting vehicle speed while traveling through certain variable speed zones, based on detected speed limit signage and/or the vehicle’s speed offset setting that is adjusted by the driver
  • Negotiating a lane change out of certain turn-only lanes to continue traveling straight

For now, until the FSD software update is released, Tesla says it has “paused the rollout of FSD Beta to all who have opted-in but have not yet received a software version containing FSD Beta.”

The next version of FSD beta is version 11.3, which has trickled out to a handful of owners so far. It’s unclear which version of FSD beta will include the fixes for the rare scenarios outlined above.