Futuristic and famous carmakers, Tesla have issued another recall for its Model X over a report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report found that 54,676 of Tesla’s 2021-2023 Model X cars may fail to detect low brake fluid and will not display a warning light.
Several Model X vehicles were first identified as not displaying the light sensor for low brake fluid during production on Sept. 19 of this year, and the Brakes Integration team conducted testing to determine the extent and cause of its failing brake indicator, the report said. The Brakes Integration team found an incorrect setting of the controller’s threshold range that detects low brake fluid levels. As of Oct. 10, the report says Tesla is not aware of any crashes, injuries, or deaths that resulted from the controller issue. The company released its OTA software on Sept. 18 and said for owners to access the update, they need to install software release 2023.32.7 or later.
Tesla’s latest recall comes after the NHTSA opened an investigation into 280,000 of the company’s 2023 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in August. The NHTSA received 12 complaints from owners who claimed they lost steering control and power steering; in one case, the owner reported the “car steering felt stuck and slid off the road which resulted in crashing into a tree,” Reuters reported. Another complaint said the Tesla Model Y’s “wheel jerked hard right and made a thud” while driving, and the screen displayed an error code and said “Steering Assist Reduced.” Pile of complaints have indirectly affected the stock prices of the American company. Economists and experts have suggested that if the complaints keep on rising, Elon Musk might have to deal with decrease in demand for the upcoming months.
Earlier this year, Tesla also recalled 362,758 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y vehicles for reported issues with self-driving software. The safety recall report issued in February said vehicles with the software could infringe on break traffic safety laws and cause crashes before the driver could intervene.