Tesla has recalled nearly 130,000 of its 2021 and 2022 vehicles due to an overheating issue discovered with their Ryzen APUs, which the electric automaker sought from AMD to power their fancy infotainment systems. This is likely to be a soft recall, in that affected owners can get the fix simply by downloading an over-the-air software update, but an advisory notice can confirm some of issues that users might experience if their processors overheat, an issue that could result “during the preparation or process of fast-charging.” They include a laggy screen or a restart of the chip, leading to a failure of displaying a range of functions that include gear selection and warning lights.
129,960 Tesla vehicles are affected:
- Tesla Model 3 2022
- Tesla Model S 2021-2022
- Tesla Model X 2021-2022
- Tesla Model Y 2022
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Model S, Model X, and 2022 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles operating certain firmware releases. The infotainment central processing unit (CPU) may overheat during the preparation or process of fast-charging, causing the CPU to lag or restart.
A lagging or restarting CPU may prevent the center screen from displaying the rearview camera image, gear selection, windshield visibility control settings, and warning lights, increasing the risk of a crash.
Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update that will improve CPU temperature management, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 1, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-00-009.