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tesla font size recall

Tesla Inc. has issued a recall affecting a staggering 2.2 million vehicles across the United States due to font size discrepancies in warning lights, as identified by federal safety regulators. This recall arises from concerns that the current font sizes may impede the quick and accurate interpretation of critical safety information displayed on the instrument panel, potentially posing risks to driver safety.

A routine audit conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) exposed the font size issue. The affected vehicles, primarily circulating in US markets, exhibit font sizes below the mandated standards for crucial warning indicators such as Brake, Park, and Antilock Brake System (ABS).

This non-compliance with prescribed font size standards outlined in FMVSS No. 135, S5.5.5(a), prompted Tesla to launch an exhaustive investigation into its manufacturing processes and software configurations.

Recall InformationDetails
Total Vehicles Recalled2,193,869 potentially involved vehicles
Description of NoncomplianceThe letter font size of the Brake, Park, and Antilock brake system (ABS) visual warning signs is less than 3.2 mm (1/8 inch), as specified in FMVSS Nos. 105 and 135.
Tesla Contact Number1-877-798-3752
NHTSA Recall Number24V-051
Manufacturer Recall NumberSB-24-00-003
Owner Notification LettersMarch 30, 2024

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    Here is what’s included in the 2024 Tesla Font Recall

    The following vehicles are included in the 2024 Tesla Recall Font Size:

    • Model S (2012-2023)
    • Model X (2016-2024)
    • Model 3 (2017-2023)
    • Model Y (2019-2024)
    • Cybertruck (2024)

    These vehicles have been identified as part of the font size recall, indicating font size discrepancies in warning indicators such as Brake, Park, and Antilock Brake System (ABS) lights. Tesla owners with affected models are advised to take appropriate action as per Tesla’s directives to address these font size issues promptly.

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    How do you fix the Tesla Warning Lights Font Size?

    Tesla has developed a solution for the Tesla Warning Lights Font Size issue through an over-the-air (OTA) software update, eliminating the need for Tesla owners to visit service centers. While the recall covers most Tesla vehicles on US roads, not all models are affected.

    Included in the recall are the 2024 Cybertruck pickup, Model X, and Model Y SUVs up to the current 2024 model year, as well as Model S and Model 3 sedans up to the 2023 model year.

    Affected vehicles will receive the necessary software remedy at no cost to customers. The OTA software update, initiated with the software release 2023.44.30.13 in late January 2024, addresses the font size issue by increasing the letter size of Brake, Park, and Antilock Brake System (ABS) warning signs to meet the specifications outlined in FMVSS Nos. 105 and 135, ensuring a font size no smaller than 3.2 mm (1/8 inch).

    Regarding reimbursement to owners, Tesla has determined that no pre-notice reimbursement is necessary since the remedy is provided free of charge, and there is no paid repair associated with the underlying condition.

    Tesla Inc. has communicated the font size correction procedure to its dealerships through a service bulletin. Owners can initiate the font size adjustment process through their vehicle touchscreen interface. If the vehicle is operating with the specified software version or a later version, no further action is required. However, if the vehicle is running on an earlier software version, owners are instructed to update the software to the specified version or later. The detailed software version requirements and correction codes are provided below:

    • Legacy Model S Tegra software version 2022.8.10.17
    • Legacy Model S Intel Atom software version 2024.2.2.1
    • Palladium Model S software version 2024.2.2.1
    • Legacy Model X Tegra software version 2022.8.10.17
    • Legacy Model X Intel Atom software version 2024.2.2.1
    • Palladium Model X software version 2024.2.2.1
    • Model 3 software version 2024.2.2.1
    • Model Y software version 2024.2.2.1
    • Cybertruck software version 2024.2.2.1

    Owners are advised to refer to the service manual procedure 00020003 for detailed instructions. Corrections codes S012400003 and S022400003 are to be used accordingly based on the vehicle’s software version.

    Here is what’s NOT included in the 2024 Tesla Font Recall

    While the 2024 Tesla Font Size Recall encompasses a significant number of vehicles, there are exclusions to note. If your vehicle is not listed in the recall, your model or year has not been identified as having font size issues with warning lights.

    Consequently, no action is required on your part regarding this specific recall. We recommend staying vigilant about any future communications from Tesla or relevant regulatory authorities regarding recalls or safety-related matters that may apply to your vehicle.

    For peace of mind and to stay informed about your vehicle’s status, consider registering your Tesla with the manufacturer and keeping your contact information up to date.

    This ensures you receive timely notifications regarding any potential recalls or service campaigns that may affect your vehicle in the future. Additionally, routinely checking Tesla’s official site or NHTSA’s recall check website can provide you with the latest information on recalls and other updates relevant to your vehicle.

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