Yes, Tesla really just recalled all of its cars over a font

Tesla has been known to recall vehicles for various reasons, but this is the first time we've heard of one car getting recalled over a font – let alone 2.19M of them. Apparently the size of its brake system warnings are too small, to the point that they've fallen foul of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards guidelines.

As a result, Tesla has recalled every car it currently has on the road. The 'recall' is actually just a simple over-the-air update, but it's not a great look for Tesla. As the recall notice says, "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." (Looking for some nice, big typefaces? Check out our roundup of the best free fonts.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.