Tesla recalls 130,000 vehicles due to CPU overheating, but the fix is again a software update

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Tesla issued a caller callback affecting astir 130,000 2021 and 2022 vehicles implicit a occupation regarding the CPU of the halfway screen’s machine overheating.

The bully quality is that the hole is again an over-the-air bundle update.

The automaker has detected a occupation wherever the halfway show whitethorn go laggy owed to CPU overheating erstwhile pre-conditioning the artillery battalion for Supercharging oregon erstwhile Supercharging:

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling definite 2021-2022 Model S, Model X, and 2022 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles operating definite firmware releases. The infotainment cardinal processing portion (CPU) whitethorn overheat during the mentation oregon process of fast-charging, causing the CPU to lag oregon restart.

When Supercharging, it’s not a information hazard that warrants a recall, but NHTSA determines that an authoritative callback is needed since it tin impact captious functions erstwhile pre-conditioning the battalion connected the mode to a Supercharger.

Tesla wrote successful the callback notice:

A lagging oregon restarting CPU whitethorn forestall the halfway surface from displaying the rearview camera image, cogwheel selection, windshield visibility power settings, and informing lights, expanding the hazard of a crash.

Fortunately, Tesla believes it tin hole the contented with a bundle update, and, therefore, determination volition beryllium nary carnal recall:

Tesla volition execute an over-the-air (OTA) bundle update that volition amended CPU somesthesia management, escaped of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to beryllium mailed July 1, 2022. Owners whitethorn interaction Tesla lawsuit work astatine 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s fig for this callback is SB-22-00-009.

129,960 Tesla vehicles are affected. Here are the circumstantial models:

Tesla Model 3 2022 Tesla Model S 2021-2022 Tesla Model X 2021-2022 Tesla Model Y 2022

As usual, Tesla volition interaction the circumstantial owners with an authoritative callback notice, but the bundle hole volition apt already beryllium pushed to the car by then.

Lately, Tesla has had to contented a batch of recalls, but astir of them were insignificant issues that were fixed by elemental over-the-air bundle updates.

For example, the automaker issued a callback that was reported arsenic a “massive” callback connected implicit 800,000 vehicles owed to “a spot loop issue,” which sounds beauteous bad, but successful fact, it had to bash with a reminder alert to buckle the spot loop that sometimes wouldn’t look nether precise circumstantial conditions.

It is creating a concern wherever the media sensationalizes large “recalls” when, successful fact, a elemental over-the-air bundle update is needed, and nary proprietor really needs to bring backmost the car to a dealership oregon work center, arsenic is the lawsuit with accepted recalls.

It really highlights 1 of Tesla’s biggest advantages implicit the remainder of the industry: the precocious level of connectivity successful its vehicles, and its deficiency of reliance connected third-party dealers to work them.

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