Tesla, a leader in electric vehicle technology, has recently announced a significant recall affecting numerous models due to potential safety issues. This recall emphasizes the importance of staying informed and proactive about vehicle maintenance and safety.
The recall primarily targets issues related to the touchscreen display, which may malfunction, impacting essential functions like the rearview camera, turn signal functionality, and defogging/defrosting settings. The affected models include certain versions of Model S and Model X vehicles.
How to Know if Your Car is Impacted
1. Check Your VIN: The first step is to check if your vehicle is included in the recall. Tesla has a dedicated section on their website where you can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see if your car is affected. Visit Tesla's official recall site for up to date information.
2. Tesla Notification: Tesla is also directly reaching out to owners of the affected vehicles via email. Keep an eye on your inbox for any communication from Tesla.
3. App Notification: For Tesla owners, the Tesla mobile app may also provide notifications regarding recall-related information.
Getting Your Tesla Fixed
1. Software Update: In many cases, the issue may be resolved with an over-the-air software update. You can do this via your car's infotainment system or the Tesla app.
2. Service Center Appointment: If a physical repair is needed, schedule an appointment with your nearest Tesla Service Center through the Tesla app or website. Tesla has pledged to fix the issue at no cost to the vehicle owner.
3. Use of Courtesy Transportation: While your vehicle is being serviced, Tesla may provide courtesy transportation depending on your location and service center capabilities.
It's crucial for Tesla owners to act swiftly in response to this recall. Not only is it a matter of ensuring the optimal performance of your vehicle, but more importantly, it's about ensuring your safety and the safety of others on the road. Stay informed, stay safe, and keep your Tesla in top condition.