is having to conduct another mass-scale recall of its electric vehicles. The found that the font size on several instrument panel warning lights is . As such, the company is recalling nearly 2.2 million EVs — almost every car it has sold in the US — to resolve the issue.
Thankfully, for both Tesla and its customers, the automaker won’t require drivers to bring their EV to a dealer or repair shop. It will issue a fix via an over-the-air update.
The NHTSA discovered the problem during a routine safety compliance audit last month. It found that the text on the brake, park and antilock brake warning lights is smaller than required under federal rules. The agency noted that can make it hard to read the information, which could increase the likelihood of a crash.
are the Model S (model years 2012-2023), Model X (2016-2023), Model 3 (2017-2023), Model Y (2019-2024) and the Cybertruck. Tesla has not received any reports of injuries or crashes related to the issued, though it has found three potentially linked warranty claims.
In December, Tesla issued a due to an Autopilot issue. It was also able to resolve that with an OTA update. Since then, it has issued other recalls connected to and issues, each of which affected more than 120,000 vehicles.
The NHTSA after receiving 12 reports of steering control loss in 2023 Model Y and Model 3 EVs. Since then, the agency has received 115 complaints related to the issue, which it has obtained another 2,176 from Tesla after seeking information from the automaker. One of the complaints is linked to a crash.
Tesla is conducting a mass-scale recall of its electric vehicles after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that the font size on several instrument panel warning lights is too small according to federal guidelines. The recall affects almost every car that Tesla has sold in the US, totaling nearly 2.2 million EVs. However, Tesla will issue a fix for the issue through an over-the-air update, eliminating the need for customers to bring their vehicles to a dealer or repair shop.
The NHTSA discovered the problem during a routine safety compliance audit, noting that the small text on the warning lights could make it difficult for drivers to read the information, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. The affected Tesla models include the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y, and the Cybertruck. While Tesla has not received any reports of injuries or crashes related to the issue, it has identified three potentially linked warranty claims.
This is not the first large-scale recall for Tesla. In December, the company issued a similar recall due to an Autopilot issue, which was also resolved through an over-the-air update. Tesla has since issued other recalls for door safety and faulty backup camera issues, affecting more than 120,000 vehicles each.
In addition to the current recall, the NHTSA has upgraded an investigation into steering issues in Tesla vehicles. The agency is conducting an engineering analysis, bringing the probe closer to a potential recall. The investigation was initiated after the NHTSA received 12 reports of steering control loss in 2023 Model Y and Model 3 EVs. Since then, the agency has received 115 complaints related to the issue and obtained an additional 2,176 complaints from Tesla after seeking information from the automaker. One of the complaints is linked to a crash.