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Cybertruck hit by recall - ITREALMS

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Cybertruck by Tesla has been hitted with recall due to tiny font sizes on its dashboard warning lights, reports ITREALMS.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued its latest recall for over 2 million Teslas including Tesla Cybertruck over tiny fonts sizes on the dashboard light.

NHTSA is a federal agency and part of the Department of Transportation, which focuses on transportation safety in the United States.

ITREALMS gathered that Tesla Cybertruck has only been out for a few months, but the steel-bodied truck has already received its first recall.

Officials from NHTSA said the latest recall is for nearly 2.2 million Tesla vehicles built between 2012 and 2024, including every Cybertruck, because the car's dashboard warning lights were too tiny.

"An incorrect font size is displayed on the instrument panel for the Brake, Park, and Antilock Brake System (ABS) warning lights," the recall states. "As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 105, "Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems" and 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems.""

The recall affects a total of 2,193,869 Teslas, or roughly every Tesla ever sold in the United States. Here's the full list:
Model Year
Cybertruck 2024
Model S 2012-2023
Model 3 2017-2023
Model X
2016-2024

Model Y 2019-2024
According to NHTSA, "Because Teslas use screens instead of analog gauge clusters, affected owners won't have to bring their cars to Tesla repair shops to get their vehicle fixed. Instead, Tesla is releasing an over-the-air (OTA) update to resolve the undersized warning lights. The updates are already hitting affected cars."

Further, 
ITREALMS gathered from industry observers that this recall was strange for a couple of reasons not limited to cars from as far back as 2012 were affected, which means these warning lights have been incorrectly sized for over a decade. They wondered how Tesla did not realize this error for 12 years? And why did it take the NHTSA so long to notice? Why is there no legal minimum font size for warning lights?

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