Tesla Recalls Nearly 27,000 Vehicles for Faulty Windshield Defrosting

Tesla is recalling some 2021-2022 Model 3, Model S, Model X and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles after tests determined that the cabin heating system can fail if temperatures are below 14 degrees Fahrenheit. This can cause the windshields in these vehicles not to defrost properly.

The recall applies to 26,681 vehicles made in the U.S. The vehicles do not meet Federal Motor Vehicles safety standards until the defect is repaired. Decreased defrosting of a windshield can reduce the driver’s visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

Tesla is not aware of injuries related to this recall. The manufacturer will conduct a software update free of cost to vehicle owners. Notification letters are expected to be mailed April 1, 2022. The National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration recall number is 22V-050.

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