Tesla Recalls Model Y to Fix Trailer Brake-Light Issue

FREMONT, Calif. – Tesla, Inc. has agreed to recall certain Model Y, the electric automaker’s new sport utility vehicle, because brake lights might not work on a trailer it may be towing.

The recall covers 2,567 202 model year vehicles built between Aug. 10 and Sept. 22, 2020 vehicles equipped with a global rear lamp variant and tow package configuration, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 20V-609.

According to the report, a software error in certain Model Y vehicles may prevent illumination of trailer brake lights upon actuation of the service brake and Telsa will remedy the issue with a firmware update which was released over-the-air Sept. 23.

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As of the recall filing, some 97 percent of the affected vehicles had the update installed.