By Rob Curran
Tesla, the renowned electric vehicle manufacturer, is initiating a massive recall of up to 2.19 million vehicles, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall is being issued because the visual warning for brake issues in these vehicles falls below the required size, violating Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Affected Models and Release Dates
The recall covers several Tesla models:
- Model X luxury sports-utility vehicles produced between 2016 and 2024.
- Model S luxury sedans manufactured from 2012 to 2023.
- Model 3 sedan cars produced between 2017 and 2023.
- Model Y vehicles manufactured from 2019 to 2024 that are/were operating a software release through 2023.44.30.9.
- 2024 Cybertruck vehicles that are/were operating a software release through 2023.44.9.1.
Warning Size Violation
The NHTSA states that the letter font size of the brake, park, and antilock brake system visual warnings on these designated models falls below the required threshold of 3.2 mm (1/8 inch). This inconsistency poses a safety risk as it reduces the driver’s ability to detect the warning when illuminated, thereby increasing the likelihood of a collision.
Tesla’s Worldwide Deliveries in 2023
In the year 2023 alone, Tesla achieved a remarkable feat by delivering an impressive total of 1.8 million vehicles across the globe.
For more information and updates on this recall, please refer to the official statements issued by Tesla and the NHTSA.