BEIJING, Dec 4 — Electric carmaker Tesla will recall 435,132 vehicles in China as a software glitch may cause tail lights to fail to illuminate, Xinhua news agency quoted China’s top quality watchdog.
The recall involves 142,277 Model 3 vehicles manufactured between Dec 27, 2020 and Nov 7, 2022, and nearly 300,000 Model Y vehicles produced between Jan 1, 2021 and Nov 1, 2022, according to a statement from the State Administration for Market Regulation.
Tail lamps on one or both sides of the vehicle may fail to illuminate as a firmware anomaly may cause false fault detections during the vehicle wake-up process. Such failure may increase the risk of a collision in dark conditions, said the statement.
Tesla will deploy an over-the-air software update to address the issue, according to the statement.