Tesla issues second recall in two months for over 2 million vehicles

February 02, 2024 by

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Tesla recalled over 2 million vehicles back in December due to an Autopilot issue, and it’s now had to issue another huge recall over a fault with the warning lights. Read on for everything you need to know. 

Tesla has issued a recall for every Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y and Cybertruck made since 2012 over a warning light issue. Over 2 million cars have been affected, however the problem will be remedied with an over-the-air update.

The issue pertains to the font size of the brake, park and anti-lock brake system warning lights being too small at less than 3.2mm, which the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States says could “reduce the driver’s detection of it when illuminated, increasing the risk of collision”.

This comes after Tesla had to recall the same number of vehicles over a problem with the Autopilot system back in December last year, after an investigation by the NHTSA found that the warning systems in place may not be enough to make sure the driver is paying attention to the road when the self-driving tech was in use.

As with the recall in December, customers won’t have to visit a dealer to have this work carried out. Tesla will be rolling out an over-the-air update over the coming weeks which will increase the font size of the warning lights. This will be applied free of charge.

The updates already began on 31 January, and all affected customers will be notified of the issue via letter by March this year.

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