In the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is trying to force Tesla to recall some Tesla Model S and X vehicles due to display problems.
So far, Transport Canada hasn’t issued a similar recall, but since the issue is related to the display hardware, it seems likely that Canadian models are experiencing the same issues.
This issue is caused by a worn out flash memory chip in 2012-2018 Model S sedans and 2012-2018 Model X crossovers, according to Motherboard. Every time a driver starts their car, this chip wears out a bit more, with reports claiming that screens lock up after five to six years of use.
Tesla is aware of this and has projected a large number of repairs between 2020 and 2028, most of them in 2022.
The US traffic safety agency has sent a letter to Tesla requesting that it be withdrawn. Tesla says it has released some software updates to help eliminate the problem, but the law enforcement agency believes these fixes don’t go far enough. Part of the agency’s problem with screen issues is that if it breaks, drivers can’t use their backup camera, which is mandatory.
Canada has similar backup camera rules, so it is likely that if this recall progresses in the US, it will happen in Canada as well.
Source: The edge