Tesla recalls 130,000 vehicles over overheating issue causing touchscreen display fail

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on Tuesday that Tesla Inc is recalling nearly 130,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to an overheating issue. The overheating causes the center touchscreen display to fail.

Tesla’s S and X models from the 2021 and 2022 model years, as well as its 3 and Y models from the 2022 model year, are included in the recall. To fix the problem, the electric vehicle manufacturer will send an over-the-air software update.

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Overheating of the infotainment system’s CPU may prohibit images from the rear view camera, warning lights, and other information from being displayed on the center screen.

Since January, Tesla has received 59 warranty claims and 59 field reports that may be related to the problem, but no reports of collisions or injuries.

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Tesla has issued a number of recalls due to camera problems. Tesla recalled 947 vehicles in the United States in March because the rear view image may not appear promptly when reversing.

“The opening and shutting of the trunk lid may damage the rear view camera wire harness, preventing the rear view camera image from displaying,” according to the NHTSA.

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