US regulator asks Tesla to recall 158,000 cars over safety-related defect

Washington (AFP) – US regulators asked Tesla Wednesday to recall 158,000 cars in the United States because of a safety-related defect. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to Tesla that a problem with the cars’ display screen and related failures result in loss of rearview camera and other safety-related vehicle functions. The agency said the defect has been found in certain 2012 through 2018 Tesla Model S cars and 2016 through 2018 Model Xs. Safety investigators have “tentatively concluded that the failure of the media control unit (MCU) constitutes a defect rel…

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