Tesla Recalls 135K Vehicles
Feb. 3, 2021—Tesla has agreed to recall nearly 135,000 Model S and Model X vehicles, Reuters reported Tuesday.
The recall addresses an issue with touchscreen displays that could fail and raise the risk of crash in 2012-2018 Model S and 2016-2018 Model X vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the touchscreen failures pose significant safety concerns, including the loss of rearview or backup camera images, exterior-turn signal lighting and windshield defogging and defrosting systems.
As of November of 2020, the NHTSA had reviewed 12,523 claims and complaints about the issue. The agency also said other automakers issued numerous recalls for similar safety issues stemming from touchscreen failure.
The recall will begin March 30.