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Published: 15:57, December 04, 2022 | Updated: 16:18, December 04, 2022
Tesla recalls over 400k vehicles in China for rear light issue
By Xinhua
Published:15:57, December 04, 2022 Updated:16:18, December 04, 2022 By Xinhua

This undated file photo shows employees at work at the Shanghai plant of Tesla Inc. (DING DING / XINHUA)

BEIJING - Electric carmaker Tesla will recall 435,132 vehicles in China as a software glitch may cause tail lights to fail to illuminate, China's top quality watchdog said.

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 11, 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.

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Tesla will deploy an over-the-air software update to address the issue, according to the statement.

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