SB-20-00-002 – Inoperative Trailer Brake Lights/FMVSS 108 – 2020 Tesla Model Y

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September 30, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V609000

Inoperative Trailer Brake Lights/FMVSS 108

Trailer brake lights that fail to illuminate during braking increase the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V609

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,567

 

Summary

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.”

 

Remedy

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 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-20-00-002.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

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Condition

When Model Y is towing a trailer, the brake lamps on the trailer are required to illuminate upon the actuation of the service brake. A software error in certain Model Y vehicles equipped with a global rear lamp variant and a tow package configuration may prevent the towed trailer brake lamps from illuminating upon actuation of the service brake.

 

Correction

Inspect the firmware version operating on the vehicle and update it as necessary according to the procedure steps.

 

Procedure

1. On the vehicle touchscreen, touch Controls (vehicle icon) > Software, and scroll down to display the vehicle firmware version.

2. If the vehicle is operating with firmware version:

  • 2020.35.101.06, then no further action is necessary
  • 2020.36.12, then no further action is necessary
  • 2020.40.3 or a newer release than 2020.40.3, then no further action is necessary
  • Any other version, then update to the latest available firmware release.

 



1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
TESLA MODEL Y 2020

 


9 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report-Amendment 2

RCLRPT-20V609-7668.PDF 213.761KB

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Recall 573 Report-Amendment 3

RCLRPT-20V609-8147.PDF 213.761KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-1

RCLQRT-20V609-9250.PDF 211.32KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2021-2

RCLQRT-20V609-8800.PDF 211.418KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2020-4

RCLQRT-20V609-7505.PDF 211.236KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2020-3

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-20V609-0243.pdf 281.297KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V609-3908.pdf 288.694KB

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Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V609-3086.PDF 213.762KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=20V609&docType=RCL

 


 

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