Tesla recalls nearly 63,000 Model 3s

Tesla Model 3 drivers in the U.S. and China are facing a recall on their vehicles as a software glitch could make it hard to tell how fast the car is going.

The auto manufacturer has recalled 48,184 Model 3s in the U.S. and 14,684 of the cars in China, noting that drivers may be unable to tell whether they’re driving in miles per hour or kilometers per hour due to the software error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The company will perform a free over-the-air software update for affected vehicles. It plans to send out notification letters to affected owners by June 6.

Tesla says it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this software error.

Tesla has a long history with recalls on its vehicles. Last December, it recalled all Model 3 cars made between 2017 and 2020, a total of 475,000, because of technical defects, as well as 119,000 Model S cars. Earlier in the year, it recalled nearly every car the company has sold in China, numbering over 285,000, to fix a glitch that could let passengers accidentally activate the car’s autopilot. And in February of 2021, it recalled 135,000 vehicles, after learning of touch-screen failures (and following increased pressure from federal regulators).

That same month, Tesla announced a recall of over 567,000 vehicles to update its Boombox feature, which let drivers play prerecorded audio through the horn, which could drown out pedestrian warning sounds. Among the sound options? Goats bleating and, well, farts.

Like the current recall, that was adjusted via an over-the-air update.

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