Tesla recalls 321,000 vehicles over taillight issue

A motorist connects his car to a Tesla charging station in Miami on November 16, 2022.

This is the third recall in less than a month. Tesla, the American electric car manufacturer, has initiated a recall in the United States of 321,628 vehicles due to a problem with the taillights which could increase the risk of collision.

“In rare cases”the taillights of the affected cars come on intermittently due to a software malfunction, which can lead to false detections during ignition, the company explains in a document addressed to the United States Highway Safety Agency , the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), dated Nov. 15 but made public this weekend.

Brake lights, reversing lights and turn signals are not affected. To solve the problem on the cars concerned, Model 3 and Model Y of the years 2020-2023, Tesla plans a free and remote update of the software.

The group led by Elon Musk explains in the document that it was notified of the problem by customers located mainly outside the United States, at the end of October, and confirmed its origin on November 7. The manufacturer is not aware of any incident or injury related to this problem.

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On Friday, Tesla announced the recall of nearly 30,000 Model X cars in the United States due to a problem that could cause the airbag to deploy on the passenger side.

In early November, Tesla recalled 2017-2021 Model S and Model X models to address deficiencies in power steering assistance.

The World with AFP

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