The electric car manufacturer Teslaled by Elon Musk, announced a recall which could affect almost all vehicles sold by the company in the United States. The call includes popular models such as the Cybertruck 2024, Model 3 (2017 to 2023), Model S (2012 to 2023), Model X (2016 to 2024) and Model Y (2019 to 2024).
According to the document published by the National Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA), last Thursday, 1st, approximately 2,193,869 vehicles are covered by this recall.
What is the reason for the recall?
According to the Folha de S. Paulothe reason for this call is related to the correction of the font size used in the warning lights of the braking and maneuvering aid systems.
Currently, these sources are not up to the standards established by the regulatory agency, which can make it difficult to read crucial safety information, as warned in the official statement.
What does Tesla say?
Tesla has committed to making all necessary adjustments without charging any additional amount for the service. The company will contact the owners of the vehicles mentioned by March 30th to schedule the necessary corrections.
The NHTSA gave Tesla a period of five days, starting last Thursday, for the company to deliver a first draft of the official statement to the agency, thus demonstrating its commitment to promptly resolving this issue.
Another Musk brand recall
This is the second mass recall announced by Tesla in less than two months. On December 13 last year, the company carried out an urgent update to its vehicles’ autopilot system, aiming to prevent possible misuse of the technology.
At the time, the NHTSA had been investigating Tesla for more than two years to determine whether the automaker’s vehicles are capable of ensuring that drivers pay adequate attention when using Autopilot. The company stated that the system’s controls may not be sufficient to prevent misuse by drivers.
The company has committed to implementing an update to the Autopilot software, adding extra controls and alerts to those already existing in affected vehicles. The aim was to further encourage the driver to assume their continued driving responsibility when Autosteer is activated.
Additionally, since 2016, NHTSA has opened more than three dozen special crash investigations involving Tesla cars in cases where misuse of driving systems such as Autopilot is suspected. Unfortunately, 23 deaths related to these accidents have already been recorded.