Tesla’s recalling over 321,000 autos over a software program glitch inflicting the taillights on some automobiles to light up improperly (through Reuters). In accordance with a submitting with the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration, the recall covers sure 2023 Mannequin 3 autos and 2020 to 2023 Mannequin Y autos.
Tesla says the back lights on one or either side of the automobile could “intermittently illuminate” resulting from a difficulty “that will trigger false fault detections through the automobile get up course of.” The NHTSA says this might “enhance the danger of a collision” in darkish circumstances, however Tesla hasn’t acquired any experiences of accidents or accidents associated to this downside. Like most Tesla remembers (besides this one affecting the Mannequin 3’s seat belt buckles), the corporate’s addressing the problem with an over-the-air (OTA) software program replace.
That is the electrical automobile maker’s nineteenth recall this 12 months. Final week, Tesla recalled nearly 30,000 Mannequin X autos over a difficulty that might trigger the entrance passenger airbag to improperly deploy in “low-speed” collisions, doubtlessly leading to damage if a small baby is within the entrance seat. It additionally recalled greater than 40,000 Mannequin X and S automobiles due to an issue that might trigger the lack of energy steering when driving over bumpy roads or after hitting a pothole.