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US asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles

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Thursday January 14, 2021

The US government has asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit failures that could pose safety risks by leading to touchscreen displays not working.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) made the unusual request in a formal letter to Tesla after upgrading a safety probe in November, saying it had tentatively concluded the 2012-18 Model S and 2016-18 Model X vehicles “contain a defect related to motor vehicle safety”.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a…



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