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Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock is moving after announcing another vehicle recall and this time it has to do with the taillights for the company’s electric vehicles (EVs).
This recall specifically affects the company’s Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles with model years ranging from 2020 to 2023. The problem has to do with the EVs’ taillights sometimes failing to light up.
Fortunately for TSLA stockholders, this isn’t a major problem. It’s another case of a software issue. That means Tesla can fix the vehicles just by sending out an over-the-air update, which prevents owners from having to bring their cars in for repairs.
It’s worth noting that this recall affects a total of 321,000 vehicles. Also, it’s the company’s 19th recall so far for 2022. However, the majority of those recalls are taken care of with software updates.
An Airbag Recall Was Announced Last Week
That recall affected around 30,000 Model X units. The problem that time around had to do with passenger airbags not deploying properly. Just like with this latest recall, the airbag issue is one that Tesla was able to solve with an over-the-air update.
One example of a recall that Tesla couldn’t fix with an over-the-air update had to do with its seatbelts. The issue affected its Model X EVs and the company did have to have customers bring their EVs in for a fix.
TSLA stock is down 3.3% as of Monday morning!
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