Tesla is recalling 200,000 vehicles in the US due to a backup camera malfunction. There were reports that the cameras wouldn’t activate when the cars were in reverse, which is a pretty big safety issue and the whole point of these cameras in the first place. Tesla has potentially reviewed 81 warranty claims related to the problem.
The recall includes certain Model Y, Model S and Model X vehicles from 2023 onwards. Tesla says it will deliver 1.8 million vehicles in 2023, so the recall represents more than 10 percent of the company’s annual production. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a statement on the issue and said that the cause of the problem is a software problem.
The recalled vehicles all have Tesla’s Full Self-Driving computer 4.0 and are running software version 2023.44.30 through 2023.44.30.6 or 2023.44.100. Tesla owners can check which software versions they are running. According to NHTSA, the company has released an over-the-air (OTA) software update to fix the problem.
Tesla became aware of the problem in December and decided to issue a recall on January 12. Customers will receive a letter alerting them to the issue by March 22. The company says it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths related to the malfunction.