Tesla Inc. is recalling about 130,000 vehicles in the United States after an overheating issue that can cause the center touchscreen display to malfunction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday.
The recall includes Tesla’s 2021 and 2022 model year S and X and its 2022 model year 3 and Y. The electric vehicle maker will provide an over-the-air software update to address the issue, according to NHTSA.
The infotainment system’s CPU overheating could prevent the center screen from displaying images from the backup camera, warning lights and other information, NHTSA said.
Tesla told NHTSA that since January it has received 59 warranty claims and 59 testimonials that may be related to the issue, but no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.
Tesla recalled 48,000 Model 3 Performance vehicles in the US in April over an issue where the speedometer may not appear in “track mode.”
Tesla has issued a series of recalls over camera-related issues. In March, Tesla recalled 947 vehicles in the United States because the rear view image may not appear immediately when they start backing up.
In December, Tesla recalled 356,309 of its 2017-2020 Model 3s to fix rear camera issues.
The NHTSA said, “The backup camera wiring harness can be damaged by opening and closing the trunk lid, preventing the backup camera image from being displayed.”
Tesla has issued 11 recalls this year, tied with Chrysler parent Stellantis for fourth in 2022.
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/tesla-recalls-130000-vehicles-in-us-over-display-malfunction-41634696.html Tesla is recalling 130,000 vehicles in the US over display malfunctions