As has often been the case in the past, the national and international press is still full of headlines reporting on a Massive recall for Teslaeven from 200,000 vehicleswith particular reference to a problem with the rear camera.
But like almost all previous cases, this time too there will be no callback, at least not in the strict sense of the word. As a reminder, the procedure in the automotive world has always been that any vehicle affected by the reported problem had to be immediately withdrawn from circulation or repaired (or modified) in one of the workshops authorized by the brand.
In almost all cases, Tesla was able to Fix problems or defects via over-the-air software updates, and this time too it makes no difference. The issue, which occurs on some Model S, Model X and Model Y, causes the rear camera to not work under certain circumstances.
Tesla explained: “For some affected vehicles equipped with Self-Driving Computer 4.0 and software version 2023.44.30 to 2023.44.30.6 or 2023.44.100, insufficient stability of the Inter-Integrated Circuit Protocol may cause the camera image to be lost for the Reverse gear is not displayed in accordance with FMVSS n. 111, S5.5.3.“.
The issue was reported after an update was released in late December, but Tesla began correcting immediately, exactly on December 28, 2023indicating large-scale distribution in early 2024. Consequently, what is reported all over the press today will require a few minutes of downloading, and In many cases, the issue was resolved almost a month ago without the user noticing. Perhaps it would be appropriate to find a term other than “recall” for similar cases, also for reasons of clarity for users.