NHTSA Praises Tesla Model Y Safety, but Pushes for Touchscreen Recall

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The government agency would like the EV maker to recall about 158,000 vehicles.
Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) late Wednesday got mixed news from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with the agency requesting Tesla recall about 158,000 vehicles due to safety concerns but also assigning a five-star crash safety rating to the automaker's Model Y.

The NHTSA sent a letter to Tesla asking it to recall some of its Model S and Model X vehicles due to touchscreen failures. The touchscreen is used to operate a number of safety features, and a failure could leave drivers unable to access the Autopilot driver assistance system or see the rearview camera used for driving in reverse.

The failure occurs when a flash drive used on the screens reaches capacity, and the solution requires a hardware replacement.

Tesla has recalled vehicles in the past,…
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