Tesla is recalling about 129.960 electric vehicles in the United States following an overheating issue that could cause the monitor’s touchscreen display to malfunction. The withdrawal was announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as reported by Reuters on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
The electric vehicle maker began rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) update on May 3 to fix issues on the affected vehicles, including the 2022 Model 3 and Y, as well as the 2021 and 2022 Model X and S.
“The overheated CPU in the infotainment system can result in the monitor screen in the center of the dashboard unable to display images from the rearview camera, warning lights, and other information,” said NHTSA.
Tesla told NHTSA it is aware of 59 warranty claims and 59 field reports received since January that may be related to the issue but that there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.
Previously, Tesla recalled 48,000 Model 3 Performance vehicles in the US in April due to an issue that the speedometer might not display when in “Track Mode”.
Tesla has also issued a number of recalls for camera-related issues. In March, Tesla recalled 947 vehicles in the United States because the rear view mirror may not display immediately when the car is moving backwards.
In December, Tesla recalled 356,309 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles to address rear-view camera issues.
NHTSA said “the rearview camera cable harness may be damaged by opening and closing the trunk lid, rendering the rearview camera image unviewable.”
In total, Tesla has issued 11 recall orders this year.