Tesla is issuing yet another vehicle recall in the United States. 310,000 Model 3 and Model Y may be impacted by taillight issue.
Tesla is currently carrying out recall of more than 321,000 vehicles due to a software issue that prevents the taillights of some cars from working properly. The manufacturer announced this measure this weekend via a file filed with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), discovered by Reuters. This recall involves 2023 Model 3s and 2020-2023 Model Ys manufactured for US customers.
Tesla issues yet another vehicle recall in the United States
“In some rare cases, the taillights on one or both sides of affected vehicles may illuminate intermittently due to an anomaly in the firmware that may cause false fault detections when the vehicle is in alarm clock,” the NHTSA filing reads. “The brake lights, reverse lights and turn signals are unaffected by this issue and work as advertised.”
310,000 Model 3 and Model Y may be impacted by a taillight problem
Tesla will be rolling out a software update very soon to fix this issue. The company has not been informed of any accidents or injuries related to this bug. The manufacturer became aware of this problem at the end of October. In a separate announcement the day before, Tesla recalled about 30,000 vehicles over an issue with the deployment of the front passenger airbag in certain Model Xs.
As of this year alone, Tesla has already issued 19 recalls in the United States. A few weeks ago, the company recalled 40,186 Model S and Model X for a software problem that could cut off power steering assistance to vehicles driving over potholes. Prior to this, the manufacturer was recalling more than a million vehicles for windows that did not operate normally.