May 2, 2022
Tesla is recalling another 48,184 vehicles, this time due to an issue with its speed display in certain 2018-2022 Model 3 Performance vehicles.
The driver’s speed may fail to display on the speedometer when the vehicle is in Track Mode, increasing the risk of a crash, according to the recall. The issue causes the vehicles to be out of compliance with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard “Control and Displays.”
Affected vehicles are expected to be fixed with an over-the-air software update.
This recall comes less than a week after China’s State Administration of Market Regulation announced a Tesla recall of 14,684 2019-2022 Model 3 Performance vehicles for the same issue. Of those, 1,850 were imported from the U.S. and 12,834 were produced in Shanghai.
Tesla continues to make recall headlines, with nearly a dozen over the past six months including:
On April 18, Tesla recalled more than 7,000 Tesla Model X vehicles from 2021 to 2022 for side air bags not deploying properly in a crash. At the same time it resissued a recall for its Boombox feature impacting pedestrian safety.
On March 24, Tesla recalled 947 vehicles due to an issue with the rearview image not displaying immediately after the car is put into reverse, putting the vehicles out of compliance with a federal safety standard on rear visibility.
On Feb. 10, Tesla recalled 578,607 vehicles with the Boombox feature that the NHTSA said violated federal safety standards.
On Feb. 9, Tesla announced it was recalling more than 26,000 vehicles due to a defective windshield defroster software that the NHTSA said could reduce visibility, putting drivers at risk.
On Feb. 2, Tesla announced it was recalling 53,822 vehicles equipped with self-driving features the company says may cause a crash by not stopping at stop signs.
In December, the company issued a recall of 475,00 vehicles for issues with review cameras due to damage to the camera’s cable harness from opening and closing the trunk.
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