Tesla Recalls 130,000 Cars for Overheating Touch Screens

The issue centers on the infotainment central processing unit

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

May 10, 2022

2 Min Read
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Tesla has issued another recall due to issues with the touch screens in several of its models. It’s the company’s second recall this month. 

The recall impacts 129,960 vehicles and includes certain 2021-2022 Model S, Model X and 2022 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles operating certain firmware releases. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the infotainment CPU of the touch screen can overheat during fast charging, causing it to lag or restart. That lagging or restarting can cause several problems that could increase the risk of a crash including not displaying the rearview camera image, as well as issues with gear selection, windshield visibility control settings and warning lights. 

Affected vehicles are expected to be fixed with an over-the-air software update. 

Tesla continues to struggle with recalls, with nearly a dozen issued over the past six months: 


About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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