Tesla recollects over 321,000 autos as a result of taillight software program difficulty


Tesla’s recalling over 321,000 autos over a software program glitch inflicting the taillights on some automobiles to light up improperly (by way of Reuters). In accordance to a submitting with the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration, the recall covers sure 2023 Mannequin 3 autos and 2020 to 2023 Mannequin Y autos.

Tesla says the tail lamps on one or each side of the car could “intermittently illuminate” as a result of a difficulty “that will trigger false fault detections through the car get up course of.” The NHTSA says this might “enhance the danger of a collision” in darkish situations, however Tesla hasn’t obtained any studies of accidents or accidents associated to this downside. Like most Tesla recollects (besides this one affecting the Mannequin 3’s seat belt buckles), the corporate’s addressing the difficulty with an over-the-air (OTA) software program replace.

That is the electrical car maker’s nineteenth recall this yr. Final week, Tesla recalled virtually 30,000 Mannequin X vehicles over a difficulty that would 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 would trigger the lack of energy steering when driving over bumpy roads or after hitting a pothole.


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