Tesla is recalling 200,000 cars in the US due to malfunctioning backup camera. There were reports that the cameras they don’t turn on when the cars are in reverse, which is a major security issue and is also a vital function of these cameras. According to Autoblog, Tesla has processed 81 warranty claims potentially related to the issue.
The download applies certain 2023 Model Y, Model S, and Model X vehicles. Tesla says it delivered 1.8 million cars in 2023, so that represents a recall more than 10% of the company’s annual production. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a statement on the matter and, according to Reuters, said that the software problem.
All of the recalled vehicles are equipped with the Tesla Full Self-Driving 4.0 computer and use software version 2023.44.30 to 2023.44.30.6, respectively 2023.44.100. Tesla owners can check which software version they are using. According to NHTSA, the company has released an OTA (over-the-air) software update that fixes the defect.
Tesla learned about the problem in December and decided to recall the cars on January 12. Customers until March 22 receives a letter, which alerts them to the problem. The company says it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths related to the defect.
This latest recall comes just six weeks after Tesla recalled more than two million vehicles following serious safety issues involving its Autopilot driver assistance system. This was also resolved via an OTA software update.