Tesla is releasing a revamped version of its original Model S and X electric cars with a new touchscreen in the coming weeks, but until then, thousands of the cars already on the street are part of a recall because of display issues.
On Monday, a letter to Tesla from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officially announced a recall on 134,951 cars because of potential touchscreen display failure. The Model X and S use a center screen to control car functions like defrosting and defogging, and to display camera views, including from a rearview camera.
NHTSA had been looking into the failing screens, which go blank when a computer memory unit fills up, since last June, after several consumer complaints were filed. Drivers reported the screen dying with no way to turn it back o… Read More