For qualifying Tesla owners, service staff already been permitted to fix malfunctioning cameras. You may be entitled for a replacement if your Tesla’s Autopilot cameras have been malfunctioning. According to CNBC, Tesla will replace the Autopilot cameras in the front fenders of certain of its electric vehicles free.
While Tesla has not issued a recall, the news outlet has obtained internal papers sent to approve service providers in late November requesting that they repair defective repeater cameras at no cost to owners. The cameras on certain Model S, X, and three vehicles made at Tesla’s Fremont, California facility have defective printed circuit boards, according to reports.
This is not the first time that Tesla has had to issue a recall. Due to a bug in its “Full Self-Driving” software, the business recalled roughly 12,000 vehicles last month. It has recently issued a recall for over 800 Model Y automobiles owing to a potentially dangerous suspension problem.
Autopilot would not operate without those cameras, which record the car’s blind zones. If they are not operating properly, drivers may see a block box on their primary display and may receive notifications indicating their Autopilot is only partially functional. According to CNBC, Tesla may have to replace the cameras in hundreds of vehicles because of the defective PCBs it used.
Internal service alerts occasionally followed by voluntary recalls, according to a Tesla sales manager, but the carmaker has yet to publish a comment. Tesla has had multiple car recalls in the past due to various reasons. Nearly 3,000 Model 3 and Y vehicles recalled in October because the front suspension lateral link bolts might loosen. Following a problematic Full Self-Driving beta upgrade, Tesla recalled 11,704 Tesla EVs from 2017 and later in November when they were prone to false-positive braking.
Drivers may notice a black box on their primary display or get indications that their Autopilot’s functionalities are limited if the repeater cameras are not working properly. According to the news outlet, the problem affects at least “a few hundred” automobiles.