Tesla Asked To Recall 158,000 Cars Due To Faulty Displays
Provided By - Video Elephant on January 14, 2021
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X cars.
This is because the vehicles could suffer from failing display consoles.
If the cars’ “media control units” fail, the drivers would lose access to their vehicle’s backup camera and climate controls.
They would also be unable to access Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance system, which would increase the risk of a crash.
The problem is caused by worn-out flash memory chips used in the 2012-2018 Model S sedans and 2016-2018 Model X SUVs.
The NHTSA acknowledged that Tesla has issued software updates to prevent the failures, but believes this is not enough.
The administration’s probe is still ongoing and it is unclear if Tesla will comply with the request to recall the vehicles