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NHTSA wants Tesla to recall 158000 Tegra 3-equipped vehicles – Engadget

NHTSA is pushing Tesla for a full recall to deal with a memory chip that can wear out and cause touchscreens in Model S and Model X EVs to go blank.

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However, the feds, in the form of NHTSA, aren’t satisfied by that strategy and sent a letter (PDF) to Tesla today urging the company to institute a recall that would notify owners158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles built prior to March 2018. As the letter explains, losing touchscreen access means losing the backup camera and controls for things like defogging your windshield, which they argue could lead to accidents.
As TechCrunch points out, they also write that “Tesla provided confirmation that…

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