Austin, TX – May 21, 2022 – Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is recalling 129,960 vehicles because the infotainment system’s central processing unit (CPU) may overheat, resulting in a loss of access to essential functions, such as warning lights.
This increases the risk of a crash or injury.
The recall includes the following models:
- 2021 – 2022 Tesla Model S
- 2021 – 2022 Tesla Model X
- 2022 Tesla Model 3
- 2022 Tesla Model Y
During the fast-charging process, the infotainment CPU — the processing unit that controls the screen display — may fail to cool down properly due to a firmware issue. The excess heat can slow down the CPU or trigger a restart. As a result, the center screen may lag or go blank.
If the center screen is not functioning properly, the driver may be unable to view features such as the rearview camera image, the gear selection screen, windshield visibility control settings and warning lights. This increases the risk of a crash or injury.
The Tesla infotainment system’s display may lag or appear blank.
Other Tesla recalls
A recent 2022 Tesla Model 3 recall, announced in May, involved the failure to display the unit of speed (miles per hour or kilometers per hour). The recall also included the 2018 – 2021 model years.
In April, the 2017 – 2022 models of the same vehicle were recalled for a second time over a faulty pedestrian warning system.
Another recall that Tesla issued in April was over airbags that may fail to deploy. The 2021 – 2022 Model X vehicles were part of this recall.
Tesla started deploying an over-the-air (OTA) software update to address the overheating of the CPU on May 3 at no cost to owners. It is not clear if the update has been rolled out to all affected cars as of the time of this publication.
Owners can expect to receive further communication from Tesla regarding the repair program by July 1, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Nearly 130,000 Tesla vehicles are included in this recall. To see if your vehicle is one of them, perform a Tesla recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.