Tesla has been asked by U.S. regulators to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit failures that could pose safety risks by leading to touchscreen displays not working, according to a report first broke by Reuters.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked Tesla Inc to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit (MCU) failures that could pose safety risks by leading to touchscreen displays not working.
According to a statement posted on its website, NHTSA said:
“The Office of Defects Investigation (“ODI”) of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (“NHTSA”) is investigating a potential safety-related defect concerning incidents of media control unit (“MCU”) failures resulting in loss of rearview camera and other safetyrelated vehicle functions in certain model year (“MY”) 2012 through 2018 Tesla Model S and MY 2016 through 2018 Tesla Model X vehicles.”
Tesla is yet to respond to a request for comment. However, the NHTSA said Tesla must respond by January. 27. If it does not agree it must provide the agency “with a full explanation of its decision.”