In recall news that for once won’t result in a foodborne illness, Tesla is pulling 130,000 of its vehicles across its model range, and you can blame faulty touchscreens, NBC News reports†
Earlier this week, the high-tech auto company announced plans to recall its 2021 and 2022 Model S sedan and Model X SUVs, as well as 2022 Model 3 cars and Model Y SUVs.
According to documents published Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the touchscreens overheated during the fast-charging process, causing the technology to slow down or, in some cases, reboot completely. This failure could leave drivers without rear view cameras, windshield defrosters and other controls.
Tesla is reportedly working to fix this ongoing glitch with temperature management software updates. Although the problem was discovered during a routine endurance test, it received 59 related warranty claims between January and early May. However, no crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the faulty touchscreens.
However, this is not a first for the company. Not only has the national road safety agency NHTSA opened multiple investigations into Tesla, but the electric vehicle company has recorded 11 recalls since January 2022 alone.