Once again, Tesla was forced to recall no less than 130,000 cars. What did they do now, you ask?
Well, Tesla “identified 59 warranty claims and 59 field reports” that could be related to a pesky issue caused by the CPU.
Basically, the cars’ touchscreens malfunction or go entirely blank without any warning. This happens because the CPU in the infotainment system overheats during fast charging.
“Slower processing or restarted processing could cause the center screen display to lag or appear blank.”, the NHTSA recall notice explains.
The cars affected by this issue are 2022 Model 3 and Y, as well as the 2021 and 2022 Model X and S. On those vehicles, drivers might not be able to use their backup cams anymore, shift by using the touchscreen or adjust the speed of the windshield wipers.
Any of those three things could lead to a crash so Tesla reacted quickly by issuing an OTA (over-the-air update) on May 3rd that would help with the way temperature management is done by the computer.
If you remember, this isn’t the first time Tesla had to recall hundreds of thousands of cars. Just last year, they had to recall about half a million due to a faulty trunk latch system – and back then, an OTA wasn’t enough to fix the issue.