Tesla is no stranger to issues and reviews. The all-electric car company may be one of the largest in terms of its market capitalization, but this year it has released a total of 18 reviews on various issues. Now you can make it 19 as Tesla is recalling over 300,000 vehicles due to taillight issues.
In a number of Tesla Model 3 vehicles between 2020 and 2023, as well as the 2023 Model Y, taillights may “flicker” due to an issue that could cause “false fault detection during the vehicle wake-up process”. This problem affects more than 321,000 vehicles and according to NHTSA, it can “increase the risk of collisions” in dark conditions because the rear lights do not work properly as a result.
Luckily, like most Tesla reviews, this can be fixed with an over-the-air software update. While most of these issues can be fixed with firmware updates and you don’t need to service the entire vehicle to fix them, they still need to be recalled, unlike our smartphones. After all, these are issues that, if not addressed, could endanger you and other drivers.
As for this update, it is currently rolling out to affected devices. This issue is also fixed for vehicles in production or pre-sales after November 6, 2022.