Tesla recalls 321,000 vehicles in US over tail light defects

Tesla Model Y

Tesla recalls 321,000 vehicles U.S. over defects.

Tesla is recalling over 321,000 vehicles in the United States because tail lights may fail to flash intermittently, according to a file made public on Saturday.

The revelation comes in the wake of the company’s recall on Friday of over 30,000 Model X vehicles in the US due to a problem that might cause the front passenger air bag to deploy incorrectly. This action pushed the company’s shares down roughly 3% to a close to two-year low.

The electric car company said in a filing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Saturday that the tail light recall affects certain 2023 Model 3 and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles.

A rear light issue will be fixed by an over-the-air update, according to Texas-based Tesla, which also said there had been no complaints of accidents or injuries as a result of the recall.

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The recall was initiated in response to consumer complaints received in late October, mostly from foreign markets, claiming vehicle tail lights were not illuminating.

The investigation discovered that, in a few rare instances, the lights can occasionally stop working because of an abnormality that might result in false defect detections during the vehicle wake-up process. Three warranty reports about the problem, according to Tesla, were received.

According to statistics from the NHTSA, Tesla has reported 19 U.S. recall campaigns in 2022 that would affect more than 3.7 million vehicles, including four callbacks in November.

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