Tesla is recalling more than 321,000 vehicles because of a software glitch that causes some cars’ taillights to not illuminate properly (Going through Reuters). According at a deposit with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects certain 2023 Model 3 and 2020 to 2023 Model Y vehicles.
According to Tesla, taillights on one or both sides of the vehicle may “intermittently illuminate” due to an issue “that may cause false fault detections during the vehicle wake-up process.” NHTSA says it could “increase crash risk” in the dark, but Tesla hasn’t received any reports of injuries or crashes related to the issue. Like most Tesla recalls (except this one regarding the Model 3 seat belt buckles), the company is fixing the issue with an over-the-air (OTA) software update.
This is the 19th recall from the electric vehicle maker this year. Last week, Tesla has recalled nearly 30,000 Model X vvehicles on an issue that could cause the front passenger airbag to deploy incorrectly in “low speed” collisions, possibly resulting in injury if a young child is seated in the front seat. This too recalled more than 40,000 X and S models due to an issue that may cause loss of power steering when driving on bumpy roads or after hitting a pothole.