WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Freeway Visitors Security Administration stated Tuesday it had opened an investigation into sixty three,000 Tesla Model S autos after reports of media handle device failures that led to decline of the use of a touchscreen.
The car basic safety agency stated the probe, recognised as a preliminary analysis, covers 2012-2015 model yr autos and comes after it been given eleven grievances alleging failures. The grievances stated the media handle device failures allegedly fails prematurely thanks to “memory wearout.”
NHTSA stated Tesla used the very same device in 159,000 2012-2018 Model S and 2016-2018 Model X autos via early 2018. The agency stated a full device failure effects in decline of audible and visible touchscreen features, this kind of as infotainment, navigation, and website searching and decline of rear camera graphic exhibit when in reverse gear.
Tesla did not right away react to a request for remark. Shares in the enterprise fell .7 p.c to $994.77 in early trading.