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Automotive: Tesla to fix over 2 million EVs with over-the-air update

Tesla has issued a recall for illegible dash warning lights. The affected 2 million cars will be fixed with an over-the-air- update.

The latest recall for the electric vehicle maker was sparked due to issues with warning lights on the dash, reports Automotive News. The font on certain warning lights is too small. The outlet explains:

The latest recall includes vehicles across Tesla’s various models, including the Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, Model Y, and 2024 Cybertruck vehicles, the NHTSA said.

“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 said.

The font in question is used to mark the brake, park and anti lock brake controls. The NHTSA reports that the text used on the Tesla dashboards falls under the 3.2mm (1/8 inch) size required and, as such, is harder for drivers to read. Because of this, they’re more at risk of making a mistake or crashing.

According to Automotive News, the patch has already started rolling out to impacted Teslas. The over-the-air update was made available from January 23, free of charge to Tesla owners. Once installed, it brings the fonts in line with U.S. regulations.

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