Tesla’s remote recalls present a modern solution to the problems of modern cars

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It’s no secret that You’re here has been the subject of much criticism. Complaints range from build quality to software issues. However, a new car having problems is certainly not exclusive to Tesla or even electric vehicles. Virtually every automaker has a recall currently active. However, Tesla has an interesting solution to recalls that many other manufacturers don’t.

Live recall repair means Tesla owners don’t need to visit service centers

Tesla Model 3 2022 | You’re here

According to Inside electric vehiclesTesla has announced a recall for certain Model 3 models. The recall concerns an issue with the speedometer display.

According to the NHTSA recall notice, these particular Model 3 Performance units may not display the speedometer when the car is put into track mode. Obviously, having no speed display at all can be quite dangerous. While Track Mode isn’t meant for street use, and a speedometer isn’t the most important thing when you’re behind the wheel on a race track, Tesla obviously doesn’t want its vehicles to switch from a speedometer display.

The recall only affects 48,184 cars in the United States. So it’s definitely not on the massive scale of some recalls in the past. However, the most interesting part of this recall is how Tesla handles the necessary repairs.

In most cases, when a car is subject to a recall, vehicle owners receive notification by mail or telephone. Next, vehicle owners must take their vehicle to a dealership or repair center for recall repairs. This can be quite inconvenient and time consuming. However, Tesla’s recall repair is a little different. Like many other fixes and software updates in Tesla’s past, the EV giant is handling this repair remotely. Affected vehicles will automatically receive a software update to correct the issue.

The issue occurred after a December 2021 firmware update

Front angle view of the 2022 Tesla Model 3 Deep Blue Metallic

Tesla Model 3 2022 deep blue metallic | You’re here

Another interesting tidbit about this recall is that some of these vehicles did not have this issue before. The recall states that the affected model years range from 2018 to 2022. However, the issue only arose after a December 2021 firmware update. In the process of fixing other issues, the software update of Tesla created this one.

InsideEVs also reports that Tesla has the second highest number of recalls so far for 2022, with Ford taking the top spot. So far, the Elon Musk-led company has issued a total of 10 NHTSA recall campaigns covering a total of 2.1 million vehicles. Like this recall, however, most of them have seen live repairs.
These live repairs are an interesting look into the future of recalls and repairs. While many people are still a little wary of companies having access to their vehicles remotely, there’s no doubt that it can be beneficial in cases like this. After all, a quick tour of NHTSA’s modern recalls will show you that many recall issues are software-related. So, with over-the-air updates and fixes, manufacturers could resolve many vehicle issues without interrupting a customer’s daily routine.

Fewer trips to dealerships always sounds like a winning plan!

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