Failing touchscreens on Tesla Model S and Model X prompt US recall request

Failing touchscreens on Tesla Model S and Model X prompt US recall request

The federal government has asked Tesla to recall approximately 158,000 vehicles, including the 2012-2018 Tesla Model S and the 2016-2018 Tesla Model Y, for failures that would result in the loss of rearview camera views and “other safety-related vehicle functions.” Specifically, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) points to the media control unit, and an integrated flash memory device with storage capacity that’s used every time the system starts up. Because Tesla decided to put the defroster/defogger button and other climate controls on the screen, rather than as a standalone button set, a screen failure …
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