Tesla Recalls 947 U.S. Vehicles Over Delays in Rearview Image Display: NHTSA

Tesla is recalling 947 vehicles in the United States because the rear-view image may not be displayed immediately when it begins to pull back, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said.

The automaker told NHTSA that the recall covers several 2018-2019 Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles and Model 3 2017-2020 that are equipped with Autopilot Computer 2.5 and handle certain firmware releases. The vehicle did not comply with federal safety standards on rear visibility. Tesla will do an over-the-air software update to address the issue.

NHTSA said delayed rear -view camera images reduce a driver’s rear view and increase the risk of an accident. This is the latest in a series of recall that Tesla has done for software issues in recent months.

Tesla on Dec. 19 began applying firmware to a limited number of vehicles and its fleet monitoring tool soon “identified abnormal computer reset frequency among Model 3 vehicles” with the update, according to a March 18 recall notice but announced on Friday.

Tesla said “over the next week, an engineering investigation into the situation identified software errors as a potential cause for further evaluation.”

Beginning Feb. 9 after discussions between Tesla and NHTSA to review consumer complaints of allegedly delayed or unavailable rearview image displays, more than a dozen tests were conducted.

Tesla said that “although it did not find non -compliance in tests conducted by Tesla, the recall determination was made based on a lot of caution to recognize the possible presence of non -compliance in the affected vehicle.”

© Thomson Reuters 2022

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