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I think @MoseySusan needs to weigh in on what to actually call this, but a "recall" it is NOT!  I heard about this "recall" earlier, and was like, "WTF? Don't they just "patch" the software overnight (or even immediately if needed)???":

 

Tesla is recalling nearly all the electric vehicles it has sold in the U.S. because the font for some visual warning lights is too small, marking another safety setback for the world’s most valuable automaker.

U.S. auto-safety regulators also Friday step up their investigation into reports of drivers losing steering control in newer Tesla Model 3 and Y vehicles.

“Warning lights with a smaller font size can make critical safety information on the instrument panel difficult to read, increasing the risk of a crash,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The recall affects about 2.19 million vehicles sold between 2012 and 2024. Tesla said impacted vehicles will receive an over-the-air software fix, which is a type of remedy sent through a wireless connection. The company isn’t aware of any crashes related to the warning-light issue, it said.

 

 

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It's a recall.  They are issuing a recall to owners to bring the vehicle to the dealership where new software can be installed.  

The patch is not a recall, it's a patch performed at a dealership of an owner responds to the recall

Kzoo's right.

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10 minutes ago, maddmaxx said:

They are issuing a recall to owners to bring the vehicle to the dealership where new software can be installed.  

It comes over-the-air directly to the cars while they sit parked overnight wherever that may be.  No dealer involved. No middle-man involved. Just a "push" of a button and "fixed"!

No "recall". More a "blast".

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27 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

It comes over-the-air directly to the cars while they sit parked overnight wherever that may be.  No dealer involved. No middle-man involved. Just a "push" of a button and "fixed"!

No "recall". More a "blast".

Agreed.  In fact, the headline should be about the fact that it is fixed via an over air update, but that wouldn't be as scandalous.

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