Tesla recalls nearly 135,000 model S and model X vehicles

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The vehicle's center display can lose the rearview camera image

Tesla is recalling nearly 135,000 model year 2012-2018 Tesla Model S and model year 2016-2018 Model X vehicles with a center display equipped with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

When the 8-GB eMMC NAND flash memory device for the center display reaches lifetime wear, the eMMC controller will no longer be able to maintain the integrity of the file system, causing a failure in some of the center display functions.

This can cause the loss of the rearview camera display, defrost/defog control settings, and exterior turn signal lighting, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Tesla will notify owners, and will replace the VCM daughterboard with one containing an enhanced eMMC controller free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2021.

Owners may contact Tesla customer service at (877) 798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-21-21-001.

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