Tesla Model S and Model X models are recalled over computer fault that shuts down safety features

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Urgent recall for more than 2,500 Tesla cars across two luxury models over fears a vital safety feature could shut down and cause a crash

  • Tesla recalled 2,508 vehicles from Model S and Model X range from 2014-2018
  • Recall is due to fears computer system may shut down affecting safety features
  • Owners will be written to by Tesla and offered a free replacement of the system 

More than 2,500 Tesla cars have been recalled due to fears their computer systems with built-in safety features may shut down and cause a crash.

The car company announced the recall would affect 2,508 vehicles from the Model S and Model X range sold across Australia between 2014 to 2018.

The recall said the embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC) inside the cars could malfunction over time which may disable the rearview backup camera function.

Tesla announced the recall would affect 2,508 vehicles from the Model S (version from 2017 pictured) and Model X range sold across Australia between 2014 to 2018

Tesla announced the recall would affect 2,508 vehicles from the Model S (version from 2017 pictured) and Model X range sold across Australia between 2014 to 2018

The recall is due to fears the computer system with built-in safety features may malfunction

The recall is due to fears the computer system with built-in safety features may malfunction

Cars from the Model X range from 2016-2018 (pictured) are affected

The malfunction can also affect turning signals along with windshield defogging controls. 

‘The loss of these functions may increase the risk of an accident resulting in injury to the vehicle occupants and other road users,’ the recall said.

Owners of the affected Tesla cars will be contacted by the company and offered a free replacement of the computer system. 

The affected Model S cars were sold between 1 May 2014 and 30 June 2018.

The Model X cars impacted were sold from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2018.

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