For a long time, Tesla took criticism for bypassing the recall process in favor of issuing over-the-air software updates. That practice has changed, and the automaker has issued several recalls in recent months, including the most recent one, which covers 2.2 million vehicles for an issue with the size of its warning lights.
Tesla is recalling nearly every vehicle it’s sold because the font size of the ABS warning light is too small. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said, “warning lights with a smaller font size can make critical safety information on the instrument panel difficult to read, increasing the risk of a crash.”
The recall impacts the 2024 Cybertruck, 2017-2023 Model 3, 2012-2023 Model S, 2016-2014 Model X, and 2019-2014 Model Y. Tesla has already begun issuing the over-the-air software update to fix the problem, but owners will be notified by mail by March 30. As always, the update is free.
While Tesla wasn’t the most-recalled automaker last year – that honor went to Ford – it has had several recall actions this year. The automaker recently recalled almost 200,000 vehicles for a software issue with the rearview camera, the 2024 Model 3 had to be recalled to fix child-seat compliance issues, and nearly two million vehicles were recalled for problems with the Autopilot system.
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