Tesla is recalling more than 321,000 vehicles due to a software glitch that caused the taillights on some cars to turn on incorrectly.
And according to a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall covers select 2023 Model 3 vehicles and 2020 through 2023 Model Y vehicles.
Tesla said the taillights on one or both sides of the vehicle may “intermittently come on” due to an issue “which could lead to false fault detection during the vehicle wake-up process.”
NHTSA says this can “increase the risk of a collision” in dark conditions, but Tesla has not received any reports of injuries or accidents regarding this issue.
As most Tesla recalls (except this one affected the Model 3's seat belt buckles), the company addressed this issue with an over-the-air (OTA) software update.
Alluding to the earlier words the company has recalled the company 19 times, and last week, Tesla recalled nearly 30,000 Model X vehicles over an issue that could cause the front passenger airbag to not deploy properly in “low-speed” collisions.
There is a potential for injury if there are small children in the front seat. The company is also recalling more than 40,000 Model X and S cars because of problems that can cause loss of power steering when driving on bumpy roads or after hitting a pothole.
Even though the company led by Elon Musk has just recorded sales of 300 thousand units of its electric cars which have been sold in the third quarter of 2022.