Tesla Issues Recall for 2.2 Million U.S. Electric Vehicles Over Font Size Concerns on Warning Lights In a recent move, Tesla has announced the recall of 2.2 million electric vehicles in the United States, affecting nearly all its EVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) highlighted concerns regarding incorrect font sizes on warning lights, which could potentially elevate the risk of accidents. This recall surpasses Tesla’s previous recall of 2.03 million vehicles in the U.S., making it one of the largest recalls in the company’s history. The previous recall aimed to implement additional safeguards in Tesla’s autopilot advanced driver-assistance system. The NHTSA has been scrutinizing Tesla’s autonomous driving aid designed to facilitate automatic steering, acceleration, and braking within a vehicle’s lane. Various Tesla models are included in this latest recall, such as the Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, Model Y, and the 2024 Cybertruck. The NHTSA expressed concern that warning lights with smaller font sizes might make critical safety information on the instrument panel hard to read, thus increasing the risk of accidents. To address this issue, Tesla initiated an over-the-air software update starting January 23, provided at no cost. The update aims to enlarge the font size of visual warning indicators related to the brake, park, and antilock brake system (ABS). The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135 mandates warning indicators for vehicles with hydraulic brakes to be at least 3.2 millimeters high, and it requires a contrast in colors between the written warnings, visual indicators, and the background, with one of them being red. Tesla’s Cybertruck has also begun receiving a software update to rectify the problem for units in production. Notably, this recall marks the first for the new electric pickup truck model introduced by Tesla in November. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified through mail, and the necessary updates will be carried out through Tesla’s stores and service centers. This proactive approach underscores Tesla’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its customers.