Tesla to recall 130,000 electric vehicles due to overheating issues with AMD Ryzen processors during fast charging

Tesla has announced a recall of 130,000 vehicles due to an issue with the EV infotainment processor. During fast charging of electric vehicles, processors can overheat, which leads to malfunctions or complete shutdown of the car’s touch displays.

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At the same time, car owners will not have to give them to dealers or Tesla itself. From May 3, the manufacturer began distributing over the air firmware updates for electric vehicles affected by this defect – these include the 2022 Model 3 and Model Y, as well as the 2021 and 2022 Model X and Model S.

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during the fastest charge or in preparation for a quick charge, the infotainment system CPU “may not be cool enough to prevent warmer than expected temperatures, which could cause the processor to slow down or reboot.” As a result, the center display may lag or disappear entirely. The manufacturer does not yet explain what exactly caused the problem or how a software update will solve it. According to some reports, the problem is somehow related to the preparation of batteries for the use of Supercharger charging stations.

According to NHTSA, the issue could prevent owners from using rearview cameras, using the touchscreen, and even preventing wipers from optimizing due to the inability to use touchscreen settings. Although it is not yet known how widespread the problem is, NHTSA says Tesla has already registered 59 such cases, as well as reports of real incidents potentially related to this problem. Information on injuries and deaths associated with this failure is not yet available.

Tesla started Last year supply electric vehicles with AMD Ryzen infotainment chips, but it is not yet known if the new processor is causing the problem at all. Earlier this year, some drivers noticed a slight reduction in the range of electric vehicles equipped with Ryzen compared to older Teslas with Intel Atom chips.

Tesla has repeatedly announced recalls of electric vehicles in the past, including in cases where they could not be brought back to normal with an over-the-air software update.

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