Tesla has announced that it will recall 2.2 millions of their vehicles parked on US roads due to the font size of its warning light on its display has become too narrow, as per the federal authorities responsible for safety.
The recall was issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that said it found the issue during an audit routine of Tesla automobiles.
“Warning lights that have smaller font sizes could render critical safety information on the panel hard to read, thereby increasing the chance of a crash” in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s warning.
Tesla stated that it isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries that could be caused due to the issue.
The issue will be addressed via an online software update that won’t need Tesla owners to take their cars to an Tesla repair center.
The recall applies to the majority, but not all Teslas that are on US roads. The Teslas that are affected include the recently announced Cyber Truck pickup as well as which is the Model X and Model Y SUV, up until and including 2024 model year, as well as Model 3 and the Model S and Model 3 sedans until and including 2020 model year.
It’s a much smaller and less important recall than many of the recalls previously ordered by the maker of electric vehicles. In December, another over-the-air recall was required to restrict the usage of the Autopilot feature in the wake of NHTSA’s two-year investigation of around 1,000 accidents in that the Autopilot function was in use.
In the past year, Tesla also recall all 36,000 US vehicles that were operating using the “full self-driving” FSD feature, also known as FSD. This was following the NHTSA’s determination that cars running with the feature could violate traffic laws. This includes “traveling in a straight line through an intersection when in a turn-only lane crossing a stop sign-controlled intersection but not coming to full stop, or entering an intersection while there is a steady yellow traffic signal, without taking due caution.”
And NHTSA as well as the National Transportation Safety Board have been investigating incidents that involved Tesla vehicles with the various features that assist drivers, such as the possibility of crashes with emergency vehicles at the scene of other crashes.
Tesla costs extra in the price of FSD and its claim of a self-driving vehicle that is currently in the beta stage is a key selling point for the company both to investors and car owners.