Latest Tesla Bug Leaves Drivers Unaware of How Fast They’re Going

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Tesla has recalled approximately 48,000 Model 3 Performance vehicles that the speed was not displayed on the speedometer when the car was in Track mode.

You’re here recalls certain Model 3 Performance vehicles due to malfunctioning speed display in Track mode. These electric vehicles have been the subject of numerous recalls, and this one is dangerous. Earlier this year, the company recalled 800,000 cars with a seat belt warning system failure. And that was right after the Full Self Driving (FSD) feature was recalled due to rolling stops. Luckily, these issues can be fixed with over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

So what is Track Mode? It is designed for driving on closed circuits to give the driver more stability control, increased performance, traction control and regenerative braking. The cooling system also works at a higher level to allow the car to withstand the extra heat. Track mode is automatically disabled, so the driver will need to enable it for their circuit. The owner can easily enable it by going to Controls > Pedals & Steering > Track Mode. Drivers can also customize the setting by selecting Customize next to Track Mode. This feature also allows users to time their sessions with Lap Timer.

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You’re here recalled approximately 48,000 vehicles where the speed was not displayed on the speedometer when the car was in track mode. This includes 2018-2022 Model 3 Performance vehicles. Owners of these vehicles will receive a letter “to be sent on June 6, 2022.” Tesla also solves this problem with OTA updates. Drivers can find out if their electric vehicle is affected by this issue by looking up the car’s VIN on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. According to ReutersTesla said a firmware update released in December unintentionally removed the speed unit from the user interface.


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Tesla Model 3 interior touchscreen and side mirror

While this issue should not affect all drivers as not all of them will drive on tracks, as shown by crashes when using the Smart Summon and FSD features, these features are not always used as intended. Either way, not knowing how fast the car is going is dangerous in any situation. Drivers could lose control of the vehicle if they drive at high speed.

All technologies can have bugs. For example, smartphones have frequent bugs, but rejected calls are not as dangerous as when problems occur in a car. Recently, a Tesla owner’s vehicle computer froze while driving at 83 mph. Fortunately, he was not injured and You’re here claims the problem is solved, but everyone would be worried after that. People using these advanced features should be careful as they are known to have issues.


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Source: National Highway Safety Administration, Reuters

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