Tesla recall over rear light fault: Model 3, Model Y electric cars ‘serious injury’ warning

Over 15,000 Tesla urgently recalled for electric car failure that could ’cause serious injury or DEATH’

  • More than 15,000 Tesla are being recalled in Australia for faulty taillights
  • The recall is the third for Tesla electric vehicles in Australia this month alone.
  • The recall affects Model 3 and Model Y cars that were sold in 2022

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More than 15,000 Tesla electric vehicles are being recalled in Australia due to faulty taillights which authorities warn “could increase the risk of an accident causing serious injury or death.”

The recall, issued late Thursday, affects 15,914 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in Australia sold in 2022.

It marks the second recall for the company in just a fortnight after more than 1,000 Tesla Model S and Model X cars were recalled for steering failure on November 16.

More than 15,000 Tesla electric vehicles are being recalled in Australia due to faulty taillights which authorities warn “could increase the risk of an accident causing serious injury or death” (Pictured, Tesla Model vehicle 3)

The recall, issued Thursday night, affects 15,914 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y (pictured) vehicles in Australia sold in 2022

The recall, issued Thursday night, affects 15,914 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y (pictured) vehicles in Australia sold in 2022

The recall, issued Thursday night, affects 15,914 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y (pictured) vehicles in Australia sold in 2022

It also comes at a difficult time for the pioneering electric vehicle firm after its shares fell to a two-year low earlier this week.

Tesla’s latest safety issue in Australia involves a software bug affecting the rear lights on vehicles, according to the Department for Transport, including the brake, reverse and tail indicator lights.

“Due to a software error, the taillights on one or both sides may not illuminate as expected,” the department warned.

“If this occurs in dark conditions, traffic behind you will have reduced visibility and may not be able to identify the vehicle.”

The problem can be corrected with software and drivers have been urged to check if their vehicle requires a digital upgrade.

It marks the second recall for the company in just a fortnight after more than 1,000 Tesla Model S and Model X cars were recalled for steering failure on November 16.

It marks the second recall for the company in just a fortnight after more than 1,000 Tesla Model S and Model X cars were recalled for steering failure on November 16.

It marks the second recall for the company in just a fortnight after more than 1,000 Tesla Model S and Model X cars were recalled for steering failure on November 16.

The recall is the third for Tesla in Australia this month after a software issue affecting power steering in Model S and Model X vehicles was identified last week, and 326 Model 3 vehicles were recalled over an issue. wearing a seatbelt on November 2.

In the US, Tesla has also been affected by a recall affecting nearly 30,000 Model X vehicles due to a failure of the front passenger airbag system. A similar recall has yet to be identified in Australia.

The company, led by Chief Executive Elon Musk, also suffered a financial meltdown, with its share price falling to a two-year low earlier this week, down 52% this year.

The drop followed Tesla’s taillight recall in the US, as well as ongoing supply chain issues and rising raw material prices.

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