Recall alert: Tesla recalls 134K vehicles for touchscreen issues

Tesla has announced a recall of some of its Model S and Model X vehicles.

The reason: Issues with the touchscreen displays that could make the device fail.

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Last month, U.S. auto safety regulators called for the recall, Reuters reported.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a letter to Tesla saying that 2012 through 2018 Model S and 2016 through 2018 Model X vehicles pose a safety issue.

Tesla did not respond to the letter in January, BBC News reported.

Tesla, however, did update the vehicles but the over-the-air programming was, according to the NHTSA, “insufficient,” BBC News reported.

When the touchscreen fails, there could be a loss of rearview or backup camera images, defogging and defrosting systems may not work and could impact the driver’s visibility in bad weather, Reuters reported.

The company said it will contact owners of affected cars, specifically saying not to schedule an appointment to get the vehicles checked out.

“We kindly ask that you do not schedule a service appointment unless you receive a vehicle alert signalling memory storage device degradation or are actively experiencing a persistent blank centre display that does not recover after starting the touchscreen,” the company wrote to owners, according to BBC News.

The recall impacts 134,951 vehicles, Reuters reported.

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