Tesla Model Y and Model 3 recall more than 321,000 vehicles

Tesla Model Y and Model 3 recall more than 321,000 vehicles

Tesla Model Y and Model 3 recall more than 321

The automaker Tesla has recently formalized a recall campaign involving over 321,000 vehicles. The recall that affects several cars is linked to a malfunction of the taillights of some cars: mainly customers from foreign markets started the complaints.

According to the document published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles produced between 2020 and 2023 are affected. Specifically, some 2023 Model 3 cars built between October 19 and November 5, 2022 and 2020-2023 Model Y cars built between May 24, 2020 and November 9, 2022.

The US automaker itself states that due to an issue that could cause false fault detections when the vehicle starts, one or both taillights may flash .

In rare cases, the taillights on one or both sides of the affected vehicles may illuminate intermittently due to a firmware anomaly which can cause false fault detections during the vehicle wake up process . The brake lights, backup lights and turn signals are unaffected by this condition and continue to function as intended.

According to manufacturer estimates, less than 1% of vehicles on the road in the United States have this defect.

As the automaker points out, owners of the affected vehicles won't have to take the vehicle to a repair shop as Tesla plans to address the issue via an over-the-air (OTA) software update that will fix the firmware glitch causing false detections of failures during the vehicle reactivation process. Prompt intervention by the manufacturer ensures that owners of a Tesla vehicle affected by the recall can resolve the issue in a relatively short period of time.