Tesla is forced to issue a massive recall of its electric vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered that several instrument panel warning lights had font size too small by federal guidelines. So the company is recalling about 2.2 million EVs — nearly every vehicle it sells in the U.S. — to fix the problem.
Thankfully, for both Tesla and its customers, the automaker won’t require drivers to bring their EVs into a dealership or repair shop. It will issue a fix via an over-the-air update.
NHTSA discovered the problem during a routine safety compliance audit last month. It was found that the text on the brake, park and anti-lock brake warning lights was smaller than required by federal regulations. The agency noted that it could make the information difficult to read, which could increase the likelihood of a crash.
Affected EVs Model S (2012-2023 model years), Model X (2016-2023), Model 3 (2017-2023), Model Y (2019-2024) and Cybertruck. Tesla has received no reports of injuries or accidents related to the release, although it has received three potentially related warranty claims.
In December, Tesla a ditto a large-scale recall Because of the autopilot problem. Also managed to fix this with an OTA update. Since then, there have been other related recalls door security and backup camera issues, each affecting more than 120,000 vehicles.
Meanwhile, as Associated Press NHTSA reported on this improved the investigation to steering issues. The agency conducts an engineering analysis. That brings the investigation of more than 334,000 vehicles closer to a recall.
NHTSA He opened the investigation last July After receiving 12 reports of loss of power steering in 2023 Model Y and Model 3 EVs. Since then, the agency has received 115 complaints about the problem, and received another 2,176 complaints from Tesla after receiving information from the automaker. One of the complaints is related to the accident.