News hardware Tesla urgently recalls 130,000 cars because of AMD
An overheating issue, linked to the new AMD Ryzen processor, has been observed on a small number of vehicles in the United States, causing the on-board computer to malfunction and render it unusable. As a precaution, Tesla has therefore just recalled 130,000 vehicles to update the system.
Abnormal overheating of the on-board computer due to the AMD Ryzen processor causing this recall
If recall procedures are commonplace in the world of the automotive industry, it is rarely a good publicity stunt. Tesla, which mixes both automotive and electronics, is not its first campaign of this type.
Last April, 48,000 “Model 3 Performance” had already been recalled in the United States for a display problem, while 128,000 vehicles also suffered the same fate in China for a risk related to collisions. And if we go back a little further, more than 200,000 cars had been recalled for a trunk problem. In any case, we can only underline the responsiveness of Tesla to correct the problems quickly.
The problem identified this time would not be absolutely dangerous for the driving and the safety of users, specifies Tesla, but is all the same very annoying since it makes the on-board computer (the huge tablet if you prefer) completely unusable…
A 2.0 recall procedure that is done via a simple OTA update
The cause of the problem ? Overheating of the new AMD Ryzen processor, which came to replace the Intel Atoms, during the fast charging phase and which might simply be poorly optimized. The results ? The tablet screen freezes, the rear view camera does not activate or the proximity sensors do not work. For some, it’s the whole on-board computer that becomes inoperative…
Anyway, Tesla says that to date, less than a hundred vehicles are affected and that it is not necessary to go to a dealership to fix the problem. Everything can be settled via a simple OTA-type update, as with our smartphones in short.
If the issue affects all Model S and X since 2021, as well as Model 3 and Y from 2022, thethe procedure currently only applies in the United Statesbut Tesla continues to monitor user feedback.
By LudolinkJournalist jeuxvideo.com