Tesla Model Y gets NHTSA five-star safety rating, while 158,000 Model S/X vehicles are recalled.

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On January 13th local time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States announced the crash test results of Tesla Model Y. Model Y received a five-star rating in all subcategories of the test.

NHTSA’s test covered frontal crashes, side crashes, and rollover risks, among others. Prior to Model Y, Tesla’s Model 3, Model X, and Model S had all received an overall five-star rating.

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On the same day, NHTSA requested a recall of a total of 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles from Tesla. The recall was due to the Media Control Unit (MCU) possibly causing touch screen failures, which could pose safety risks.

NHTSA believes that the Model S produced by Tesla between 2012 and 2018, as well as the Model X produced between 2016 and 2018, “contain defects related to vehicle safety”. Tesla needs to respond by January 27th.

🔗Sources: Reuters, Electrek

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