Tesla recalled more than two million electric vehicles nationwide Friday after federal officials deemed the vehicles’ warning lights unsafe for drivers. It is the latest in a string of setbacks for Tesla, which has had to defend the safety of its driver assistance technology and Autopilot mode.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall during a routine audit of the vehicles.
The EV warning lights were found to be too small, NHTSA officials said. And while no crashes have been explicitly linked to the problem, officials noted that the light and small font on the vehicle’s display screen could be dangerous.
“Warning lights with a smaller font size can make critical safety information on the instrument panel difficult to read, increasing the risk of a crash,” officials said in