Tesla recalled about 130,000 cars for overheating the touchscreen

Tesla announced last week that it was recalling 129,960 vehicles to fix a hardware overheating issue that could have a factory control screen issue. Tesla says that the specific 2021-2022 Model S, Model X, and 2022 Model 3 and Model Y cars carry firmware that allows the infotainment CPU to overheat while preparing the car’s battery for faster charging.

“In preparation for fast-charging or fast-charging, the infotainment central processing unit (‘CPU’) may not be cold enough to withstand higher than expected temperatures, which may slow down or restart CPU processing,” Tesla recalled. Report to NHTSA .. / data / gnome – power – manager.schemas.in.h: 25 msgid “” “Slow processing or restart may delay or show the screen display of the processing center.”

Tesla said a rear or blank center screen display rearview camera display, windshield visibility control settings, drive mode (e.g., drive, neutral or reverse) and tailtails may be unavailable, which could increase the risk of collisions, Tesla said.

The problem only affects vehicles that run firmware that does not include specific temperature control checks. Tesla began installing updated firmware on models under the campaign, including an over-the-air update available on May 3, 2022.

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