Nearly 200,000 Tesla vehicles are being recalled in the US due to a software glitch that could cause the reversing camera to black out. The recall affects certain Model Y, S, and X vehicles from the 2023 model year, all equipped with “Full Self-Driving” computer 4.0 and running software versions 2023.44.30 through 2023.44.30.6 or 2023.44.100.
Documents posted by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that software instability may prevent the camera from displaying an image while reversing, potentially increasing the risk of a collision. Although Tesla claims no awareness of any accidents or injuries related to the glitch, documents confirm it has been fixed with an online software update.
Owners will be notified by letter starting March 22nd. Tesla reportedly commenced receiving complaints about the issue in late December and initiated the recall on January 12th. As of January 22nd, the company has received 81 warranty claims potentially linked to the problem.
It’s crucial to remember that despite the “Full Self-Driving” name, Tesla’s autopilot systems don’t actually enable autonomous driving. Human drivers must remain alert and prepared to take control at all times.