Wary of Touch Screens, NHTSA Asks Tesla to Issue Recall
Jan. 14, 2021—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking Tesla to recall roughly 158,000 vehicles due to the touch screen's failure after years of use.
Model S sedans and Model X sport-utility vehicles were named in a Jan. 13 letter sent to the automaker, requesting a recall. The malfunctions with the touch screen can affect safety features of the vehicle such as back-up cameras and defogging measures, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Tesla doesn't have to recall the vehicles, but if the automaker chooses not to, they must provide a letter of explanation as to why not.