Tesla was asked to recall 158,000 cars due to a potentially dangerous display failure months after the company owned Elon Musk recalled 9,500 Y-model Y cars with faulty rooftops.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sends a letter to Tesla.
- The letter asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X cars.
- All Model S cars sold in 2012-2018 and Model X from 2016-2018.
- The problem is caused by the memory card that when all features are turned off.
- The memory card is partially filled every time the car is started.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked Tesla to recall about 158,000 vehicles due to the potential dangers of touchscreen failure.
NHTSA recently sent a letter to Elon Musk-owned company saying it was investigating a potential flaw affecting the rear view camera and window defroster air conditioning system.
This document specifies only the S models produced from 2012 to 2018 and the X models from 2016 to 2018 – these models are designed with certain processors that fail when storage capacity is reached.
NHTS urged Tesla to notify the named car owner of the recall, if the company declined to have to provide an explanation of that decision.
The letter comes just months after Tesla was forced to recall 9,000 Model X cars because the rims and bolts were not properly placed, causing the roof to fall off while driving.
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This document specifies only the S models produced from 2012 to 2018 and the X models (pictured) from 2016 to 2018 – these models are designed with certain processors that fail when they reach capacity. Store
From 2012 to 2018, Tesla sold about 531,500 vehicles, and recalled cars could amount to 15 to 20 percent on the road.
The problem was caused by a memory chip made by Nividia with a built-in eight gigabyte flash memory device, which partially fills every time the car is started.
And when running at full capacity, the hardware will fail.
Failures were found in the rear view / backup camera and the loss of weather conditions causing windows to defrost and defrost.
A potential flaw affecting the rear view camera and window air conditioning system can cause problems with the Model S (pictured) and the Model X.
The glitch also impacts Autopilot’s advanced driving systems, with flashes, chimes, driver detection and alerts related to these vehicle functions.
“ During the data review, Tesla confirmed that all entities would inevitably fail due to the limited storage capacity of the memory devices, ” said Stephen Ridella, director of NHTSA’s Office of Fault Inspection. letter
NHTSA launched an investigation last June, which Tesla has attempted to resolve with a software update. ‘over-the-air’
However, the agency notes that the effort ‘There was a procedure and was significantly inadequate’
The email comes just months after NHTSA was ordered Tesla to recall 9,500 2016 Model X cars in November for trims that may have split and bolts that might not have been screwed. tight
NHTS urged Tesla to notify the named car owner of the recall, if the company refuses to have to provide an explanation of that decision (pictured, Model X).
NHTSA said the cosmetic, front and spine roof trim could be bolted without primer first, and one or both parts could separate from the vehicle while it was driven.
In October, a Tesla customer from California posted a video on social media showing him driving down a highway in his newest Model Y after its roof flew just two hours after he drove. It goes out
‘Hey @elonmusk, why don’t you tell us Tesla’s selling convertible now?’ The driver wrote.
‘Because our brand new Y-roof has fallen onto the expressway’
The driver also wrote ‘I’ve heard there are some issues with Tesla’s quality assurance, but I don’t know how you can miss out on something as important as a stuck roof.
The driver said the roof had fallen from the parking lot of the dealer who bought the car from where he bought the car. ‘Two hours, literally’
He wrote that he immediately returned the car to the dealer.