OAN’s James Meyers
8:38 AM – Friday, February 2, 2024
Tesla has announced another round of recalls that includes almost all of its electric vehicles in the United States.
Regulators made the announcement on Friday, which will see 2.2 million Tesla vehicles recalled over incorrect size of warning lights.
This comes after the Elon Musk founded company recalled 2.03 million vehicles two months ago, which was the largest recall at the time, to install new safeguards in its autopilot advanced driver-assistance system.
The latest recall includes almost all Tesla EV models, including Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, Model Y, and 2024 Cyber Truck vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
“Warning lights with a smaller font size can make critical safety information on the instrument panel difficult to read, increasing the risk of a crash,” the NHTSA said.
According to Tesla, the company began releasing an over-the-air software update on January 23rd, free of charge, to fix the issue.
Owner notification letters will be mailed by March 30, 2024, according to the NHTSA.
The NHTSA began an investigation involving Tesla over two years ago into 11 incidents involving “stationary first-responder vehicles and Tesla vehicles that were operating with Autosteer engaged,” according to the recall documents.
Dating back to early December, Tesla found nine warranty claims from July 2021 to September 2023 that could be related to the issue.
Additionally, the electric vehicle maker released a software update on December 7th to “incorporate additional controls and alerts to those already existing on affected vehicles to further encourage the driver to adhere to their continuous driving responsibility whenever Autosteer is engaged,” according to the NHTSA.
Furthermore, in January, Chinese market regulators also announced that Elon Musk’s company is also recalling 1.62 million of its vehicles exported to China over similar concerns.
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