Tesla is recalling 48,184 2018-2022 Model 3 Performance vehicles in the United States and 14,684 of the cars in China because the unit of speed (mph or km/h) may fail to display on the speedometer while in Track Mode.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the vehicles do not comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety (standard number 101 “Control and Displays”) and if drivers do not know how fast they are traveling it could increase the risk of a crash.
Tesla will perform an over-the-air software update to address the issue. Tesla said a firmware update released in December unintentionally removed the speed unit from the user interface.
Tesla says it is not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this software error.
Tesla is going to send all owners a notice of recall by June 6, 2022.