The recall affects 2.03 million Tesla vehicles in the 2012 to 2023 model years that are equipped with its Autosteer feature, according to the National Highway Traffice Safety Administration (NHTSA)
“In certain circumstances when Autosteer is engaged, the prominence and scope of the feature’s controls may not be sufficient to prevent driver misuse,” the NHTSA said in the report.
Affected vehicles will receive an over-the-air software update that will fix the problem on or shortly after December 12, 2023 at no cost to customers, and any remaining affected vehicles will receive a software update at a later date, the NHTSA said.
All Tesla stores and service centers were notified of the recall on December 12 and owner notification letters will be mailed by February 10.
How to check if your Tesla is being recalled
You can check for manufacturer recalls of any automotive make and model at the NHTSA website . You can search for Tesla vehicles specifically in the Recall section of its website. You'll need to enter your vehicle identification number to perform a search.
Are you shopping for a new car?
To make your car last longer, experts advise that you make sure your vehicle gets regular maintenance service. But if you're in the market for a new or used car, there are several considerations that could save you money in the long run. These include:
- Shop around for car financing and ask about the full range of financing options.
- Consider lower-priced cars with high resale value.
- Consider ordering online to avoid dealership fees.
- Consider an electric vehicle that has tax incentives.
- Try not to use less personal negotiation options such as email, text message or live chats to unlock better deals.
Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.
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