Tesla voluntarily recalled 134,951 Model S and Model X vehicles with touchscreen display issues
Two weeks ago, we wrote about Tesla after US regulators asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit failures. Now, Tesla announced today it has voluntarily recalled 134,951 Model S and Model X vehicles with touchscreen display issues that led to the loss of several safety-related features.
The cars made at Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California, were Model S sedans made between 2012 and 2018 and Model X SUVs in model years 2016 to 2018.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked Tesla Inc to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit (MCU) failures that could pose safety risks by leading to touchscreen displays not working.
According to a statement posted on its website, NHTSA said:
“The Office of Defects Investigation (“ODI”) of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (“NHTSA”) is investigating a potential safety-related defect concerning incidents of media control unit (“MCU”) failures resulting in loss of rearview camera and other safetyrelated vehicle functions in certain model year (“MY”) 2012 through 2018 Tesla Model S and MY 2016 through 2018 Tesla Model X vehicles.”
On Jan. 13, NHTSA asked the world’s largest electric car maker to recall 158,716 of its electric vehicles after it concluded the problems pose safety issues related to the center console screen.
“The eMMC controller wear-out condition can cause the loss of the rearview camera display, defrost/defog control settings, and exterior turn signal lighting, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said.