Tesla recalls more than 15,000 Australian electric vehicles over faulty tail lights

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More than 15,000 Tesla electrical vehicles are being recalled successful Australia implicit faulty rear lights that authorities warned “could summation the hazard of an mishap causing superior wounded oregon death”.

The recall, issued precocious connected Thursday, affects 15,914 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles successful Australia sold successful 2022.

It is the 2nd callback for the institution successful conscionable a fortnight and the 3rd this month.

It besides comes astatine a tricky clip for the pioneering EV steadfast aft its stocks plunged to a two-year debased earlier this week.

The latest Tesla information contented successful Australia involves a bundle mistake affecting the process lights, according to the transport section – but does not see brake, reverse oregon indicator lights.

“Due to a bundle error, the process lamps connected 1 oregon some sides whitethorn not illuminate arsenic intended,” the section said.

“If this occurs during acheronian conditions, the postulation down volition person reduced visibility and whitethorn not beryllium capable to place the vehicle.”

The contented tin beryllium corrected with bundle and drivers were urged to cheque if their conveyance requires a integer update.

Earlier this period much than 1,000 Tesla Model S and Model X cars were recalled implicit a steering fault connected 16 November, and 326 Model 3 vehicles were recalled implicit a seatbelt issue connected 2 November.

There were 17 callback notices for cars issued this period successful Australia, with Mercedes-Benz topping the database with 4 abstracted recalls.

In the US, Tesla has besides been deed with a callback affecting astir 30,000 Model X vehicles implicit a responsibility with their beforehand rider airbag system. A akin callback has yet to beryllium identified successful Australia.

Elon Musk’s institution has besides suffered a fiscal dip, with its banal terms falling to a two-year debased earlier this week, down 52% this year.

The autumn followed Tesla’s tail-light callback successful the US, arsenic good arsenic ongoing proviso concatenation issues and the rising terms of earthy materials.