Tesla recalls over 320,000 vehicles due to taillight software issue

Electric car company Tesla has announced it will be recalling more than 320,000 vehicles over an issue involving taillights that could cause them to light up incorrectly.

The company made the public repository Saturday, saying more than 321,000 vehicles will be recalled due to a taillight issue, according to the electric vehicle maker, which covers some 2023 Model 3 and 2020-2023 Model Y models.

The Texas-based automaker said it will be rolling out an over-the-air update to correct the taillight issue and said it has no reports of crashes or injuries related to the recall.

The company said the recall followed customer complaints it became aware of in late October, largely in overseas markets, that the vehicles’ taillights were not turning on.

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The Tesla Inc. logo is seen on the grille of a Model X electric vehicle (Andrei Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images/Getty Images)

The investigation revealed that in rare cases, the lights may fail to work intermittently due to an anomaly that causes false fault detections during the vehicle wake-up process. Tesla said it received three warranty reports about the issue.

The recall comes the day after the company announced it would be recalling around 30,000 Model X cars in the United States due to an issue that caused the front passenger airbag to deploy incorrectly, sending its shares tumbling from nearly 3% to a near two-year low. .

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Tesla vehicles are assembled by robots at the Tesla Motors Inc. factory in Fremont, California (Reuters/Joseph White/Reuters Pictures)

Earlier this month, the company recalled more than 40,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in a move it said was because drivers risked losing power on rough roads. accidents while using the power steering assist feature.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a Fox Business request for comment.

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Close-up of the Tesla logo on a charger at a Supercharger battery fast-charging station for electric vehicle company Tesla Motors in the town of Mountain View, Silicon Valley, California, (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images/Getty Images)

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