Tesla to Fix Model S/X Touchscreen Issue with Software Update

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Another recall has been announced for Tesla’s vehicles by U.S. safety regulators, this time applying to around 130,000 vehicles.

Tesla will recall around 130,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to an overheating issue that can cause the touchscreen to stop working, according to Reuters.

Like many of Tesla’s recalls, the automaker will deploy a software update to fix the issue, as detailed in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announcement on Tuesday.

If the infotainment system’s CPU overheats, the issue could prevent the screen from displaying important information, warning lights or the rearview camera could stop showing up.

The recall applies to Tesla Model S and X units in model years 2021 and 2022, and the company’s 2022 Model 3 and Y units.

The NHTSA said it received 59 warranty claims and 59 field reports since January which could be related to the issue.

There are no reports of crashes or injuries from the issue.

Tesla fixed a recent NHTSA recall for the rearview camera not immediately showing up when drivers reversed in March.

Last month, Tesla also faced a recall for the front row curtain airbag in the Model X.

Tesla has faced 11 NHTSA recalls this year, tied with Stellantis for the fourth most recalls in the U.S. this year.

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