Tesla is recalling approximately 200,000 of its vehicles in the United States due to a malfunction in the rear view camera system. According to a recall notice shared by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), certain Model S, X and Y electric cars equipped with Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system, Full Self-Driving 4.0, are affected.
The recall affects 199,575 Tesla vehicles produced in 2023. Due to a software issue, these vehicles have experienced intermittent malfunctions in the rear view camera screen, and these malfunctions can prevent the rear view image from being displayed. Not being able to see what is behind the vehicle while reversing or maneuvering can of course increase the risk of an accident.
While Tesla stated that it was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this software bug, it responded immediately by developing and rolling out an over-the-air software update to resolve the issue. This will allow the recall to be carried out efficiently without the need for vehicles to visit service centres.
Affected Tesla electric car owners will begin receiving recall notification letters from the company on March 22. They will then be able to install the free over-the-air update via Tesla’s proprietary software to fix the rear camera imaging system.
As a reminder, Tesla has recently faced scrutiny for safety issues, including complaints about its Autopilot feature.
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