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Tesla recalling 2.2 mln cars in U.S. over small warning light font size

Tesla recalling 2.2 mln cars in U.S. over small warning light font size Tesla (Getty Images)

Tesla is recalling 2.2 million cars, almost all vehicles sold in the U.S., because their warning lights are too small so they are difficult to read, as stated after the check by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall includes various Tesla models, including the Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, Model Y, and the 2024 Cybertruck, Reuters and CNN report.

The agency that specializes in car safety found this issue during a regular check.

"Warning lights with a smaller font size can make critical safety information on the instrument panel difficult to read, increasing the risk of a crash," the NHTSA statement says.

Tesla started fixing this problem with a software update on January 23. Car owners won't need to go to a Tesla service center for this update.

This recall is also the first one for the new electric pickup truck model that Tesla started selling to customers last November.

Tesla's stores and service centers will let people know about the recall after January 31.

Tesla recalling 2.2 mln cars in U.S. over small warning light font sizeTesla (Getty Images)

Another issue

US safety regulators are also investigating closely if there is a problem with Tesla's power steering before deciding if there is a need to recall any cars because of the issue. They are investigating around 334,569 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars from 2023.

Last July, the NHTSA started checking into the issue after getting 2,388 complaints about steering problems in Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars. They linked one crash to this problem where a driver couldn't turn properly and hit another car.

Some drivers said their steering felt strange either before or after the problem happened like it was "notchy" or "clicky."

Tesla also initiated a recall of over 2 million vehicles, nearly all cars sold in the United States, to address issues with its Autopilot systems almost two months ago.

On January 30, Toyota company urged Americans who own 50,000 cars made between 2003 and 2005 to fix them as soon as possible. The airbags in these cars could explode and hurt or even kill the people inside.