Tesla is recalling greater than 300,000 autos within the U.S. as a result of a software program glitch could make taillights go off intermittently, growing the chance of a collision.
Tesla stated in paperwork posted Saturday by the U.S. Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration that the glitch might have an effect on one or each taillights on sure Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y autos. Brake lamps, backup lamps and switch sign lamps are usually not affected by the software program downside, the corporate stated.
The automaker stated it’s releasing a web based software program replace that may repair the issue.
The recall covers sure 2020 to 2023 Mannequin Y SUVs and 2023 Mannequin 3 sedans. That quantities to probably 321,628 autos.
Tesla grew to become conscious of the issue final month after receiving complaints, primarily from prospects outdoors the U.S., that their car taillamps weren’t illuminating. The corporate accomplished an investigation into the issue earlier this month.
Homeowners might be notified by letter beginning Jan. 14. The corporate says in paperwork that autos in manufacturing and people set for supply acquired the replace beginning Nov. 6.
As of Nov. 14, Tesla had obtained three guarantee claims because of the downside, however was not conscious of any associated crashes or accidents associated to the glitch, in keeping with the paperwork.