THE US government issued a recall banning Tesla’s Boombox feature, which plays audio outside the vehicle.
Most notably, Tesla’s Boombox feature featured a series of fart sounds.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) stance on Tesla’s Boombox is that the audio can prevent a pedestrian from detecting a mandatory warning tone, reports MotorBiscuit.
All electric and hybrid cars include this pedestrian warning tone because electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids are quieter than their petrol engine counterparts.
The Drive lists all the farts in Tesla’s former emissions test mode as follows:
- Not a Fart: A two-part fart sound named after The Boring Company’s “Not-a-Flamethrower”.
- Short Shorts Ripper: A short fart sound inspired by Musk’s disdain for short sellers of Tesla shares
- Falcon Heavy: A loud fart sound named after the SpaceX rocket that launched Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster into orbit.
- Ludicrous Fart: Long fart audio named after Tesla’s high-power acceleration setting, Ludicrous Mode.
- Neurastink: A generic fart sound named after Musk’s company, NeuraLink.
- Boring: A second track on The Boring Company.
- I’m so random: Randomly plays a fart listed above.
Elon Musk took to Twitter to comment on the NHTSA ban, saying, “Police funny made us do this (sigh).”
Tesla’s over-the-air update disabled the “Emission Testing Mode” feature in Drive, Neutral and Reverse modes, CNN reports.
Tesla has to recall 578,000 vehicles after the NHTSA ruling.
The recalled models are 2020-2022 Model S, Model X, Model Y and certain 2017-22 Model 3.
This will be Tesla’s fourth recall in the last month — and the NHTSA isn’t done with the electric carmaker.
NHTSA is asking Tesla to respond to reports about their model because hundreds of Teslas have slammed on the brakes for no practical reason while the car was on Autopilot.
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