2022 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y recalled in Australia

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Nearly 16,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y models – Australia’s best-selling electric cars – have been recalled due to a software bug that caused the taillights to malfunction.


Tesla Australia has recalled 15,914 of its examples 2022 Tesla Model 3 and Model Yas the rear lights of the electric sedan and SUV do not light up properly due to a software bug.

The affected Model 3 sedans and Model Y SUVs were delivered by Tesla to Australian customers this year.

That recall notificationfiled with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a software bug, the taillights on one or both sides may not illuminate as intended. If this occurs in the dark, following traffic will have limited visibility and may not be able to identify the vehicle.



Note: Brake lights, reverse lights, and direction indicators are unaffected by this condition and will continue to function as intended.

“If following traffic cannot identify the vehicle, it could increase the risk of an accident resulting in serious injury or death to occupants and other road users.”

Recall notification date November 24, 2022
Make Tesla
model Model 3, Model Y
Year 2022
vehicles affected 15,914
VIN list click here to download the list of affected VINs
contact link click here to contact the manufacturer

Between early January and late October 2022, Tesla has reported 15,132 cars sold in Australia – 8680 Model 3 and 6452 Model Y.



The electric car company’s November sales are not expected to be announced until the first week of December, although they are expected to include the additional 782 electric cars affected by the recall.

A complete list of vehicle identification numbers for the 15,914 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

Tesla has announced that the recall will be addressed through a vehicle software update that does not require the customer to schedule a service.



“The software version containing the cure was made available over-the-air (OTA) to all affected vehicles,” the recall notice said.

“If your vehicle is running software version 2022.40.100 or 2022.40.1 or later, your vehicle is not affected by this issue. You can confirm your vehicle’s software version by tapping Controls > Software on your touchscreen.”

Owners can contact Tesla Australia for more information click here.



Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Jordan joined the Drive team in 2022 and has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. A self-proclaimed iRacing addict, Jordan finds himself either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or berating his ZH Fairlane over the weekend.

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