The Tesla Model 3 Performance vehicles are being recalled as the models sold between 2018 and 2022 may not display a speedometer in the track mode. The company released a document stating the issue would be addressed with a software update as the firmware released late last year removed the speed unit unintentionally from the interface.
The recalls have been frequent and the EV vehicle giant issued a similar document last year for some of its models including the Model X of 2022 due to the non-installation of brackets at one of the seats.
In 2022, the company recalled ten different times that covered about 2.1 million vehicles and some of these were recalled repeatedly. Only Ford Motor is ahead of Tesla in the world to have recalled vehicles in huge numbers.
Meanwhile, the traffic safety department said the Model 3 Performance units failed to comply with the safety standard requirements with respect to the controls and displays. If drivers are unaware of the speed while driving, the risk of crash increases.
Tesla is recalling some of the Model S, Model Y and Model X delivered between 2020 and 2022 for Boombox function issues that may play sounds through external speakers and may obscure the sound of the pedestrian warning system. Some Model 3 vehicles delivered between 2017 and 2022 are simultaneously being recalled for the same issue.
Tesla was founded in 2003 as Tesla Motors, Inc. by Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard and was renamed in 2017 to the current name. It is headquartered in Texas, United States. The key people currently responsible for the smooth functioning of the company include CEO Elon Musk, CFO Zach Kirkhorn, CTO Drew Baglino and chairperson Robyn Denholm.
The automotive company manufactures electric cars and electric trucks. It is currently the most valuable automaker in the world. Its market capitalization is $900 billion.