Tesla is recalling about 130,000 vehicles across its U.S. because their touch screens can overheat and go blank. It’s about certain Model S sedan and Model X SUVs from 2021 and 2022, as well as Model 3 cars and Model Y SUVs from 2022. A software bug can cause the CPUs in those systems to overheat. Without the center screen, the cars can lose rearview camera displays, settings that control windshield defrosters and indicators that say whether the cars are in drive, neutral and reverse. All those can increase the risk of a crash. The problem will be fixed by software update. The recall is the 11th for the electric vehicle company since Jan. 27. Tesla says that it found the problem in routine endurance testing. The company has no reports of crashes or injuries, but it received 59 related warranty claims. The recall is for at least the third time this year.
Earlier in the year, the company recalled more than 817,000 cars over faulty seat belt chimes. Tesla also has issued a number of recalls for camera-related issues. Elon Musk has served as CEO since 2008. Tesla began production of its first car model, the Roadster sports car, in 2009. As declared on its website, „Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy with electric cars, solar and integrated renewable energy solutions.”