Tesla has agreed to recall some 134,951 Model S and Model X vehicles under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The issue involves the center display in Tesla models, a display that is central to a number of functions.
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Tesla Model S and 2016-2018 Model X vehicles with a center display equipped with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. When the 8GB eMMC NAND flash memory device for the center display reaches lifetime wear, the eMMC controller will no longer be able to maintain the integrity of the filesystem, causing a failure in some of the center display functions.
When the center display fails, it can impact several convenience and safety features.
The eMMC controller wear-out condition can cause the loss of the rearview camera display, defrost/defog control settings, and exterior turn signal lighting, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
According to the NHTSA, Tesla will notify impacted owner and perform the necessary repair for free.