The voluntarily recall comes amid pressure from US regulators over safety concerns with some Model S and Model X touchscreens.
Tesla customers are today receiving an email alerting them to a voluntary recall of Model S and Model X vehicles due to a malfunctioning touchscreen.
The recall follows pressure from US regulators, and was posted to a US government website on Tuesday, stating that 2012-2018 Model S and 2016-2018 Model X vehicles pose a safety issue.
Last month, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent Tesla a formal letter requesting the recall of 158,000 cars.
The recall regards Tesla’s media console units (MCUs), which could stop working and cause the car to lose rear-view camera footage and controls for windshield defogging and defrosting.
The problem with the MCU is the integrated flash memory device, which is slowly eaten up every time the vehicle is started – meaning every MCU will eventually reach capacity and fail.
Already aware of this issue, some Tesla owners have paid to replace it out of their own pockets, although the company has suggested that these people may be reimbursed.