SB-22-12-002 Incorrect Side View Mirrors Installed – 2021 Tesla Model S

November 1, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22E092000

Incorrect Side View Mirrors Installed/FMVSS 111

When using the incorrect mirrors, the driver may misjudge the distance of other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22E092

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 53



Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2021 Model S exterior side rearview mirrors, part numbers: 1622232-00-B and 1622233-00-B. The driver side exterior rearview mirrors are convex (curved glass) and the passenger side mirrors do not include the “Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear” etched warning. As such, these mirrors fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, “Rear Visibility.”



Tesla Service will replace the mirrors, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 31, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-12-002.



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


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Chronology :

– In August 2022, Tesla was made aware of a forum post in which a customer identified receiving a side view mirror for European market consumption during a service visit in the United States for his vehicle, which was manufactured for, delivered and operated in the United States.

– From August 10 through October 6, 2022, Tesla investigated service parts ordering histories and distribution of the suspect part numbers within the service channels.

– From October 6 through October 21, 2022, Tesla investigated and determined consumption of 53 of the suspect part numbers during service visits of US vehicles.

– On October 25, 2022, Tesla determined that the EU side mirrors that were consumed in the US market during service visits were not compliant with FMVSS 111. Accordingly, Tesla made a determination to voluntarily recall the mirrors.

– As of October 25, 2022, Tesla is not aware of any warranty claims, field reports, crashes, injuries, or deaths related to this condition.


2 Affected Products







2 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22E092-2930.PDF 216.04KB


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22E092-2706.pdf 651.349KB


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