Electric vehicle maker Tesla has recalled 135,000 Model S and Model X cars in the United States, and these cars, built between 2012 and 2018, may have problems with the touchscreen that controls nearly all of the car’s functions. According to Tesla, the problems were caused by the Nvidia chips used by the company.
Last month, the US Road Safety Council (NHTSA) called on Tesla to return as many as 158,000 Model S and Model X cars to the garage. The service described touchscreen issues as a defect that required a recall. Tesla disagrees, but he’s now solving problems anyway.
The faults can cause the reversing camera, autopilot system, and turn signal not to function properly. Defective systems that prevent fogging on the windshield or freezing are also affected.
A large number
135,000 cars is a significant number for Tesla. Last year the company built around 500,000 cars. A year ago there were fewer than 380,000. Additionally, the 3 and Y models, which are more affordable than the Model S and Model X, are an important part of it.
It is not immediately clear if Tesla will also begin calling outside the United States. At the start of last year, there were around 18,000 Model S and Xs on the Dutch road.