Tesla recalls 321,000 vehicles over taillight problem

A problem with the taillights of a Tesla led to a recall of 321,628 vehicles. The manufacturer specifies that for Model 3 and Y from the years 2020 to 2023 an update is necessary.

The American electric car manufacturer Tesla has initiated a recall in the United States of 321,628 vehicles due to a problem with the taillights which could increase the risk of collision.

“In rare cases,” the taillights of the affected cars come on intermittently due to a software glitch that could lead to false detections during ignition, the company explains in a translated document to the agency. US Highway Safety (NHTSA) dated November 15 but made public this weekend.

Software update

Brake lights, reversing lights and turn signals are not affected. To fix the problem on the affected cars, Model 3 and Model Y from the years 2020-2023, Tesla is planning a free remote software update.

The group led by Elon Musk explains in the document that it was alerted to the problem by customers mainly outside the United States at the end of October and confirmed its origin on November 7. The manufacturer is not aware of any incident or injury related to this problem.

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