Tesla Brake Light Issue Solved with OTA Software Update

A recall has been issued on some Tesla Model Y units over a trailer brake light failure, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Tesla has confirmed that the solution will be an over-the-air software update.

NHTSA said about the recall: “Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020 Model Y vehicles equipped with a global rear lamp and tow package configuration. A software error prevents the illumination of trailer brake lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Tesla and the NHTSA are looking into 2,567 Model Y electric SUV unitS produced this year. According to Tesla, the fix is as simple as a over-the-air software update: “Tesla will notify owners, and has released the firmware update over-the-air (OTA) to vehicles as of September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-605-882-4000. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-20-00-002.”

The issue will not require Tesla owners to bring their vehicles to a service center as the fix is in update 2020.36.12 and up. The new update has already be pushed to most Model Y units.

See the full NHTSA report below for more details:

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