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Tesla recalls 2 million vehicles over warning light font size

By Jake Beardslee · February 2, 2024

Tesla is recalling 2.2 million vehicles for small font size on warning lights, per federal regulators.  Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the problem was discovered during a routine audit.  Karco Engineering, NHTSA/Wikimedia

"Warning lights with a smaller font size can make critical safety information...difficult to read, increasing the risk of a crash," the agency said.  The Conmunity - Pop Culture Geek from Los Angeles, CA, USA/Wikimedia

Tesla said it is unaware of any crashes or injuries from the issue.  Tumbenhaur/Wikimedia

The problem will be fixed via an over-the-air software update, not requiring service visits.  jurvetson (Steve Jurvetson)/Wikimedia

The recall covers most, but not all, Teslas on US roads, including new and recent model years.  Phillip Pessar/Wikimedia

This is less significant than some previous Tesla recalls over Autopilot issues.  Natecation/Wikimedia

Last year, all 363,000 "full self-driving" Tesla vehicles were recalled.  Ian Maddox/Wikimedia

Investigations continue into Tesla crashes involving driver assist features.  Noah Wulf/Wikimedia

Tesla's promises of self-driving cars are selling points, despite being in beta.  Noah Wulf/Wikimedia