US Tesla Recall: Thousands Affected by Rearview Camera Issue

Tesla Recall Notifications to Be Sent on March 22: Owner Alert

Tesla has announced a recall of approximately 200,000 vehicles from their 2023 Model S, Model X, and Model Y line due to a software malfunction. This defect causes the rearview camera to fail when the car is put in reverse. As a result, drivers may experience difficulties while trying to back up, potentially leading to an accident.

On December 26, 2023, the electric vehicle manufacturer based in Texas began receiving reports about a problem. It is thought to have arisen from an over-the-air (OTA) update that occurred at the end of December, causing issues with software stability. The malfunction specifically affected vehicles equipped with Full-Self Driving (FSD) 4.0 and running software versions between 2023.44.30 and 2023.44.30.6 or 2023.44.100.

According to reports, the software instability issue was resolved on December 28, 2023. An over-the-air (OTA) update was sent out by Tesla to address the problem in a small number of affected vehicles. This update was then rolled out to all impacted vehicles on January 3. Although Tesla received 81 warranty claims on January 22, there have been no known incidents connected to this issue.

Tesla recommended that owners who are still impacted should conduct a visual check when reversing, utilizing the side mirrors. Besides the potential danger, this function is mandatory for vehicles sold in the United States since 2018 to enhance security.

As per the safety recall report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a malfunction in the rearview camera is impacting all 199,575 units of the Tesla electric vehicles mentioned in the report.

We do not anticipate that all impacted car owners will need to go to a service center for repairs. This is one of the benefits of an over-the-air (OTA) update, which also enables the installation of fresh features and improvements to electric vehicle (EV) capabilities, such as charging. Rivian has also taken advantage of this convenient technology by resolving issues with unresponsive screens through an OTA update in November of last year.

Tesla officially informed its retail locations and repair facilities about the recall on January 24th. Furthermore, a notification concerning the recall will be distributed to impacted car owners on March 22nd.

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