Tesla recalls another 200 000 cars due to backup camera issues

Tesla is initiating a recall of 200,000 vehicles in the US due to a malfunction in the backup camera, a crucial safety feature that reportedly failed to engage when cars were in reverse. Autoblog notes that Tesla has processed 81 warranty claims potentially linked to this issue. The affected vehicles, including certain Model Y, Model S, and Model X units from 2023, constitute over 10 percent of the company’s 1.8 million vehicle deliveries in 2023.

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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) attributes the problem to a software issue, as reported by Reuters. All recalled vehicles are equipped with Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” computer 4.0 and run specific software versions. Tesla has released an over-the-air (OTA) software update to rectify the glitch, allowing owners to check their software versions.

Tesla identified the problem in December and opted for a recall on January 12. Customers will receive notification letters about the issue by March 22. Fortunately, the company claims it is unaware of any crashes, injuries, or fatalities associated with the malfunction.

This recall follows closely after Tesla recalled over two million vehicles just six weeks ago, addressing serious safety concerns related to its Autopilot advanced driver-assistance system. Similar to the current situation, the prior recall was resolved through an OTA software update.