15,000 Teslas recalled over fault that could 'cause DEATH'
The recall, which was announced late Thursday, covers 15,914 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles sold in Australia in 2022.
More than 15,000 Tesla electric vehicles in Australia are being recalled due to malfunctioning backlights, which regulators say "may raise the risk of an accident resulting in serious injury or death."
The recall, which was announced late Thursday, covers 15,914 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles sold in Australia in 2022. This is the company's second recall in less than a week, following the recall of over 1000 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles on November 16 due to a steering defect.
Such news comes at a difficult time for the pioneering electric vehicle company, whose stock fell to a two-year low earlier this week.
The latest Tesla safety concern in Australia includes a software error impacting the vehicles' tail lights, which include brake, reversing, and rear indication lights, as per the country's Transport Department.
The recall is Tesla's third in Australia this month, following the discovery of a software issue impacting power steering in Model S and Model X vehicles last week and the recall of 326 Model 3 vehicles on November 2 due to a seatbelt issue.
Tesla has also been slammed with a recall in the United States, affecting around 30,000 Model X vehicles due to a problem with their front passenger airbag system. In Australia, no analogous recall has been identified.
The company, led by CEO Elon Musk, has also experienced a financial setback, with its stock price dropping to a two-year low earlier this week, down 52% this year.
The drop was precipitated by Tesla's tail-light recall in the United States, as well as continued supply chain difficulties and rising raw-material prices.