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Tesla Calls Back Nearly 2.2M Vehicles Due To A Font Size That’s Too Diminutive

Image Source: Vitaliy Karimov / Shutterstock

For the second instance in the same number of months, Tesla is recalling over 2 million cars for the way information is displayed digitally in its electric vehicles. The latest recall revealed by the NHTSA this week is a consequence of a font size that is excessively small for the antilock braking system.

Apparently, the height of the typeface exhibited on the warning light in the digital screens of its vehicles was extremely minute at under 1/8 inch. This minuteness could “diminish the driver’s perception of it when illuminated, heightening the likelihood of a collision,” as reported by the NHTSA.

The recall involving 2,193,869 Tesla vehicles includes every existing model in production, such as the newest Cybertruck. Models affected by the small font size comprise:

2012-2023 Tesla Model S

2016-2024 Tesla Model X

2017-2023 Tesla Model 3

2019-2024 Tesla Model Y

2024 Tesla Cybertruck

The resolution for the font predicament is an over-the-air software update (2023.44.30.9) that Tesla commenced rolling out towards the end of January. Tesla detected three warranty claims that might be associated with the issue. For additional information, reach out to Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752 or visit Tesla’s software update page here.

This marks the third broad Tesla recall within the last two months, and the second instance which included over 2 million vehicles for a display visibility concern. In December, following a thorough examination by the NHTSA on the safety of Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving systems, the vehicle safety authority discovered that the displays and notifications were not comprehensive enough to signal drivers about Tesla’s Autosteer function status. It was rectified through an OTA software update.

Last week, Tesla called back nearly 200,000 vehicles equipped with “Full Self-Driving” software that might have hindered the rearview camera from projecting an image. That issue was also rectified through an OTA software update.

Image Source: Vitaliy Karimov / Shutterstock

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