Tesla’s recalling over 321,000 vehicles over a software glitch inflicting the taillights on some vehicles to illuminate improperly (by way of Reuters). According to a submitting with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall covers sure 2023 Model 3 vehicles and 2020 to 2023 Model Y vehicles.
Tesla says the hind lights on one or each side of the automobile could “intermittently illuminate” due to an issue “that may cause false fault detections during the vehicle wake up process.” The NHTSA says this might “increase the risk of a collision” in darkish circumstances, however Tesla hasn’t obtained any stories of accidents or accidents associated to this downside. Like most Tesla recalls (besides this one affecting the Model 3’s seat belt buckles), the corporate’s addressing the issue with an over-the-air (OTA) software replace.
This is the electrical automobile maker’s nineteenth recall this yr. Last week, Tesla recalled virtually 30,000 Model X vehicles over an issue that would trigger the entrance passenger airbag to improperly deploy in “low-speed” collisions, probably leading to damage if a small baby is within the entrance seat. It additionally recalled greater than 40,000 Model X and S vehicles due to an issue that would trigger the lack of energy steering when driving over bumpy roads or after hitting a pothole.