Despite being the world’s number one electric car manufacturer, Tesla Motors still seems to be battling with common production problems like a factory defect. Yes, the popular automaker recently issued a fresh recall for about 135,000 units of its cars because of a possible computer glitch that poses a safety risk. The inbuilt computers of these affected cars are said to be prone to possible memory failure that can cause bigger issues if care is not taken.
Tesla Motor company has reportedly issued a massive recall for 135,000 EVs over possible computer glitch that poses a safety risk
Media reports claim that Tesla Motors by itself notified the NHTSA recently about this new recall as it explains that the detected issued could result in a touchscreen malfunction in affected vehicles. The report revealed that Tesla said a touchscreen malfunction can result in some features becoming inaccessible to users and this poses a serious safety risk. Based on these reports, the new recall covers all the Tesla Model X SUVs that were equipped with the NVIDIA Tegra-3 processor and rolled out between 2016 and 2018. Similarly, it also affects all Tesla Model S luxury sedans that were produced between 2012 and 2018.
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According to NHTSA, a total of 159,000 EV units were actually affected by the detected memory issue. However, Tesla says it is only recalling 135,000 vehicles because they believe the other units with Intel Atom processor upgrade should be fine.
Meanwhile, if you wish to know more about this issue of Tesla’s massive recall then please watch an auto expert explain in the video below.
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With this kind of production-related issue, does it look like Nigeria will be able to adopt electric cars anytime soon? Well, we all have to wait and see how things play out in the Nigerian automobile market.