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Tesla is recalling 130,000 vehicles in the United States due to a software issue in the infotainment system.
“A lagging or restarting CPU may prevent the center screen from displaying the rearview camera image, gear selection, windshield visibility control settings, and warning lights, increasing the risk of a crash,“explained the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(Opens in a new window) (NHTSA).
This problem was first detected in late December during routine processor testing. An investigation followed, and throughout January any processors replaced due to an overheating issue were analyzed by Tesla’s engineers. By late April, Tesla confirmed the suspected root cause and formulated a solution.
Tesla will be releasing a free, over-the-air (OTA) software update for affected 2021-22 Model S and Model X, and 2022 Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles operating certain firmware releases.