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Tesla Asked To Recall 158,000 Model S, X Units By US Over Touchscreen Failures

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been asked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles due to concerns about failing touchscreens.

What Happened: The federal agency said in a letter to the Palo Alto, California-based automaker on Wednesday that its Office of Defect Investigation is looking into the media control units whose failures result in loss of rearview camera and other safety-related vehicle functions in the two vehicles.

The touchscreen failures relate to model years 2012 through 2018 in the case of Model S and 2016 through 2018 for Model X vehicles, as per the NHTSA.

“During an MCU failure, the screen becomes black, and …

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