Tesla recalling more than 48,000 Model 3 vehicles due to problem with speedometer

Tesla issued a recall for 48,184 Model 3 cars due to a problem with the speedometer's display while in "Track Mode." 

The company will perform an over-the-air software update to fix the issue free-of-charge. 

Track Mode is "designed to modify the stability control, traction control, regenerative braking, and cooling systems to increase performance and handling while driving on closed circuit courses," according to Tesla. 

A firmware update released last year unintentionally made the speedometer drop while in Track Mode, which means a driver "may not know how fast the vehicle is traveling without the mph or km/h unit display, increasing the risk of a crash," according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

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Tesla recalled more than half a million vehicles earlier this year to turn off a "Boombox" feature, which allows drivers to play sounds outside their vehicles but runs astray of federally mandated rules that say electric vehicles must emit a warning noise at low speeds. 

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FILE IMAGE - Tesla Inc. vehicles sit in a parking lot before being shipped from the Port of San Francisco in San Francisco, California, on Feb. 7, 2019. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a jab at the NHTSA after the boombox recall, saying that the "fun police made us do it."

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