Tesla issues 322,000 vehicle recalls in the United States

Tesla issues 322,000 vehicle recalls in the United States

Tesla is once again facing a massive recall in the US over potential problems with the tail lights of certain models.

The Texas-based electric vehicle maker said the recall is for 321,000 vehicles in the United States, after the issue appeared to affect a small number of the 2023 Model 3 and 2020-2023 Model Y.

The news follows the company’s recall on Friday of nearly 30,000 Model X vehicles in the United States over an issue that could cause the front passenger airbag to deploy incorrectly.

Tesla’s Model Y. Image credit: Tesla

Call back light

And earlier this month, Tesla voluntarily Recalling 40,168 vehicles In the US after they received a firmware version on October 11th, which caused some vehicles to lose power steering when driving off-road and potholes.

in September Tesla has recalled approximately 1.1 million vehicles in the United Statesbecause the door windows can trap a person’s fingers when folded.

These recalls were fixed with a simple over-the-air software update.

When there is a safety issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is required to issue a “safety recall,” even if the automaker does not have to physically recall any vehicle to its dealer network, which can lead to some confusion.

To date, there have been 19 recalls of Tesla vehicles in the United States.

NOW Tesla on Saturday announced a new recall in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) filing (PDF) reported by Reuters.

Tesla said the recall followed customer complaints it became aware of in late October, mostly from overseas markets, claiming the car’s tail lights were not on.

Investigation found that in rare cases the lights may not work intermittently due to an anomaly that may cause false detection during the vehicle wake-up process. Tesla said it has received three warranty reports regarding the issue.

“In rare cases, the taillights on one or both sides of the affected vehicles may come on erratically due to a firmware anomaly that may cause false errors to be detected during the process of waking the vehicle,” the NHTSA notice stated. “The brake lights, backup lights, and turn signal lights are not affected by this condition and continue to function as designed.”

Tesla said it would post an over-the-air update to correct the backlight issue and said it had no reports of any crashes or injuries related to the recall.

Other withdrawals

Tesla has been the subject of several recalls over the past two years.

In May this year Tesla has issued a recall at 107,293 Chinese Model 3 and Model Y cars in mainland China.

That problem was the same or similar to the one that caused the recall of 130,000 US-made vehicles the week before.

in February 2022 Tesla has issued a safety recall in the US associated with its seatbeltswith the electric car maker recalling more than 817,000 vehicles in America.

In December 2021, Tesla released a Call over 475,000 of its Model 3 and Model S electric cars to address a number of safety issues associated with the rear view camera and front trunk with the Model 3 and Model S.

in November 2021 Tesla recalled 12,000 vehicles in the US due to a “software communication bug” involving its FSD beta program.

In June last year Tesla has issued a recall of nearly 6,000 vehicles in the US due to concerns about potential loose caliper brake bolts.

In February 2021 NHTSA Tesla ordered to recall 135,000 Model S and Model X vehicles on faulty touch screens.

It’s fair to say that Tesla had a handle on it Increased scrutiny from US regulatorsNHTSA previously said it was discussing “potential safety concerns” with Tesla after car owners complained. Heat pumps were failing in the freezing temperatures.

In June of this year, NHTSA upgraded its Investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot assistance system to an “engineering analysis,” which is the step taken before the agency determines a recall.

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