Tesla is initiating a recall for almost all U.S.-sold vehicles due to excessively small warning lights on the instrument panel, affecting nearly 2.2 million cars. This widespread recall, announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, indicates heightened scrutiny of the electric car manufacturer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has escalated its 2023 investigation into Tesla steering issues to an engineering analysis, a crucial step toward a recall. Documents disclosed by the agency on Friday reveal that the online software update will address the warning light recall.
Encompassing models from 2012 to 2024, including the Model S, Model X, Model 3, Model Y, and Cybertruck, the recall is prompted by federal safety standards violations related to brake, park, and antilock brake warning lights having fonts smaller than mandated. This size discrepancy poses a potential crash risk by making critical safety information challenging to read.
Tesla is actively deploying the software update, with notifications to vehicle owners slated to commence on March 30. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identified the issue during a routine safety compliance audit on January 8.