Torque News is reporting a significant recall issued by Tesla, impacting approximately 2.2 million vehicles across the United States, encompassing nearly the entirety of its US sales. This recall has been initiated due to an issue related to the instrument panel display used in a wide range of Tesla models spanning several years. The core problem identified is the insufficient font size of the instrument panel display, specifically concerning the brake, park, and anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning lights. This small font size potentially hampers visibility, making it difficult for drivers to read these critical warning signals, thereby increasing the risk of accidents.
The federal safety standards are violated by this font size issue, necessitating the recall. The models affected include the 2012-2023 Model S, 2016-2023 Model S, 2017-2023 Model 3, 2019-2024 Model Y, and the 2024 Cybertruck. Despite the severity of the recall, Tesla has reported no known crashes, injuries, or deaths attributed to this particular issue with the warning light fonts. The automaker plans to address the problem through an over-the-air software update, aiming to correct the font size without the need for physical repairs by the vehicle owners.