Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has recalled almost 135,000 of its Model S and Model X cars due to issues with their display screen, the US road traffic regulator has said.
The NHTSA said the Silicon Valley-based car manufacturer filed for a recall of 134,951 vehicles.
Tesla was reported to have agreed to recall the cars because of touchscreen failures.
Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Tesla to recall the Model S sedans and Model X SUVs over a touchscreen issue, as it could increase the risk of crashes.
The touchscreens for cars made between 2012 and 2018 were said to be not working because an issue with the embedded eMMC memory chips wearing out, the NHTSA said after investigating since last June.
Tesla, which tried to fix the issue with software updates but as this did not address the NHTSA’s concerns, it was given until last week to respond.