Imagine my own frustration when I opened our local paper this morning and read this headline on the front page of the business section - “Tesla co-founder frustrated by NHTSA’s recall”. Looks like it was picked up from Bloomberg News Faced With Recall, Tesla Asks Just What 'Recall' Means - Bloomberg with that original somewhat less inflammatory headline. This is disappointing for two reasons: First, the ‘recall’ issue is staying in the news cycle. But also, it makes Elon look petty. What the lay public won’t notice, though, is that this of course really shouldn’t even be called a ‘recall', and Elon has every right to address the issue. I mean, seriously, this involves an adapter I’ve never even used in 5,000 miles of ownership that has never been the (definite) cause of a Tesla fire, for which a software update (to reduce charging) has already been deployed, and does not require my vehicle to be “recalled" to the dealer or anywhere else. The same day NHTSA issued Tesla’s ‘recall’, GM issued a recall for 300,000 SUVs because “when the vehicle is idling in cold temperatures, the exhaust components can overheat… the overheated exhaust components may melt nearby plastic parts and may result in an engine fire”. And of course the vehicles have to actually be “recalled” to the dealership to receive an engine control module reprogramming. The letter to vehicle owners states “Until you have had your vehicle serviced please do not let your vehicle idle”. Seriously? Where’s the media coverage for that? . More Tesla “recall” headlines may trigger hesitation not only from investors but potential buyers as well, even though the concerns are, IMHO, unfounded. I just hope it doesn’t hinder the potential successes for this company.