Tesla Recalls Vehicles with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor Due to Potential Safety Risk

Tesla is recalled 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 due to potential safety risk.

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.

Failure of the system 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.

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

The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2021.

There have been no reported incidents to date.

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