Tesla is initiating a recall of two.2 million vehicles in the US because of a problem with the font size on the instrument panel, affecting warning lights for the brake, park, and antilock brake system. This discrepancy in font size, as outlined in a recall notice submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), poses a security concern because it impedes readability, potentially increasing the danger of accidents.
The affected vehicles span several models and years, including the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y, and 2024 Cybertruck vehicles. Despite this font issue, no crashes, injuries, or fatalities have been reported in connection to the warning light fonts, in accordance with a report by NHTSA released on January 30.
Tesla goals to handle the issue through a software solution, offering a free over-the-air software update to rectify the font size problem. Moreover, the corporate plans to send out notification letters to owners starting March 30.
In a separate development, NHTSA has initiated a preliminary evaluation concerning reports of power steering issues in certain Tesla vehicles. This motion follows 2,388 complaints regarding steering control problems in select 2023 Tesla Model 3 and Y vehicles. An engineering evaluation is underway to further investigate the matter, preceding any potential recall.
Tesla’s recent recalls include one in January involving nearly 200,000 vehicles within the U.S. because of backup camera malfunctions while in reverse. Moreover, in December, the corporate recalled over 2 million vehicles across various models to handle a flaw in its Autopilot system. This recall was prompted by a NHTSA investigation into several crashes, a few of which resulted in fatalities, related to the Autopilot technology.
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