2017 Tesla Model 3

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

7 Recalls for 2017 Tesla Model 3

Recall Date Component Summary
April 12, 2022 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS:EXTERNAL/PEDESTRIAN ALERT

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Model Y, Model X, Model S, and 2017-2022 Model 3 vehicles. The Boombox function allows sounds to be played through an external speaker while the vehicle is in motion, which may obscure the Pedestrian Warning System (PWS) sounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 141, “Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.”

Remedy:

Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update that will disable the Boombox functionality when the vehicle is in Drive, Neutral and Reverse modes, including Summon and Smart Summon, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 6, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-00-003. Note: This recall supersedes recall 22V-063. Vehicles configured with Summon or Smart Summon and already remedied under 22V-063 will need to have the new remedy software installed.

March 18, 2022 BACK OVER PREVENTION:DISPLAY FUNCTION

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Model S, Model X, and 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles equipped with Autopilot Computer 2.5 and operating certain firmware releases. The rearview image may not immediately display when the vehicle begins to reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, “Rear Visibility.”

Remedy:

Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 17, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-00-004.

February 4, 2022 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS:EXTERNAL/PEDESTRIAN ALERT

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Model S, Model X, Model Y, and 2017-2022 Model 3 vehicles. The Boombox function allows sounds to be played through an external speaker while the vehicle is in motion, which may obscure the Pedestrian Warning System (PWS) sounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 141, “Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.”

Remedy:

Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update that will disable the Boombox functionality when the vehicle is in Drive, Neutral and Reverse modes, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 5, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-00-003.

February 1, 2022 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE | SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Model S and Model X, 2017-2022 Model 3, and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles. The audible chime may not activate when the vehicle starts and the driver has not buckled their seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

Remedy:

Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 1, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-00-002.

January 27, 2022 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ADAS:AUTONOMOUS/SELF DRIVING:SOFTWARE

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016-2022 Model S and Model X, 2017-2022 Model 3, and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles. The “rolling stop” functionality available as part of the Full Self-Driving (Beta) software may allow the vehicle to travel through an all-way stop intersection without first coming to a stop.

Remedy:

Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update that disables the “rolling stop” functionality, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 28, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-00-001.

December 21, 2021 BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK | VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:INTERIOR

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling all 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles. The rearview camera cable harness may be damaged by the opening and closing of the trunk lid, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying.

Remedy:

Tesla Service will inspect and install a guide protector and new cable harness as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 18, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-21-17-008.

October 29, 2021 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE:SOFTWARE

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Model S, Model 3, Model X, and 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles operating software version 2021.36.5.2. A communication error may cause false forward-collision warning (FCW) or unexpected activation of the automatic emergency brake (AEB) system.

Remedy:

Tesla Service has released an over the air (OTA) software update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 28, 2021. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-21-00-004.

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FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL | LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST | LANE DEPARTURE: WARNING
ODI Number: 11414426
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11400431
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56 Investigations for 2017 Tesla Model 3

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:FLOOR SHIFT ASSEMBLY
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:BELL HOUSING
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
POWER TRAIN
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:COLUMN SHIFT ASSEMBLY
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/HAND LEVER(MOTORCYCLE)
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:LUBRICANT
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:BANJO HOUSING
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:SOLENOID
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:CYBERSECURITY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
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106 Service Alerts for 2017 Tesla Model 3

Date Description
April 29, 2022 251000 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)

Some Model 3 vehicles were built without a hydraulic control unit (HCU) wake-up wire, and in rare circumstances, braking and stability control related alerts may appear on the instrument cluster and touchscreen during the vehicle power-on p

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December 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Some Model 3 driver and front passenger seat electrical harnesses might get damaged from repeated fore and aft adjustments to the seat, which will trigger a restraint system alert.

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December 8, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

Some Model 3 driver and front passenger seat electrical harnesses might get damaged from repeated fore and aft adjustments to the seat, which will trigger a restraint system alert.

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February 19, 2022 020000 SUSPENSION

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the front stabilizer bar link ball joint studs might crack at the flange. As a result, the nut that attaches the stabilizer bar might lose torque. This might result in noise coming from the front of vehicle whil

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February 19, 2022 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the front stabilizer bar link ball joint studs might crack at the flange. As a result, the nut that attaches the stabilizer bar might lose torque. This might result in noise coming from the front of vehicle whil

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December 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Some Model 3 driver and front passenger seat electrical harnesses might get damaged from repeated fore and aft adjustments to the seat, which will trigger a restraint system alert.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 8, 2021 140000 AIR BAGS

Some Model 3 driver and front passenger seat electrical harnesses might get damaged from repeated fore and aft adjustments to the seat, which will trigger a restraint system alert.

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November 3, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, an open electrical circuit or short to ground near connectors X950 or X952 may display a restart alert on the touchscreen, or prevent the vehicle from starting altogether.

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November 3, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, an open electrical circuit or short to ground near connectors X950 or X952 may display a restart alert on the touchscreen, or prevent the vehicle from starting altogether.

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December 22, 2020 050000 PARKING BRAKE

Certain Model 3 vehicles may have sustained damage to the Electric Park Brake (EPB) housing during the vehicle assembly process.

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December 22, 2020 054000 PARKING BRAKE:ELECTRICAL

Certain Model 3 vehicles may have sustained damage to the Electric Park Brake (EPB) housing during the vehicle assembly process.

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September 21, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the Occupant Classification System (OCS) signal might be affected by electrical interference in the seat harness, causing the airbag indicator to display on the touchscreen.

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September 21, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

On some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the Occupant Classification System (OCS) signal might be affected by electrical interference in the seat harness, causing the airbag indicator to display on the touchscreen.

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June 9, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles might have a charge port door that is overflush (protrudes in comparison) to the LH taillight assembly.

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June 9, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

Some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles might have a charge port door that is overflush (protrudes in comparison) to the LH taillight assembly.

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April 28, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the Occupant Classification System (OCS) signal might be affected by electrical interference in the seat harness, causing the airbag indicator to display on the touchscreen.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

April 28, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

On some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the Occupant Classification System (OCS) signal might be affected by electrical interference in the seat harness, causing the airbag indicator to display on the touchscreen.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

October 29, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, an open electrical circuit or short to ground near connectors X950 or X952 may display a restart alert on the touchscreen, or prevent the vehicle from starting altogether.

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October 29, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, an open electrical circuit or short to ground near connectors X950 or X952 may display a restart alert on the touchscreen, or prevent the vehicle from starting altogether.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

When some Autopilot HW2 and HW2.5 Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles are near airport ASR-9 radar antennae, the vehicle cameras might be affected by electromagnetic interference, and Autopilot/camera alerts might be displayed.

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January 2, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

When some Autopilot HW2 and HW2.5 Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles are near airport ASR-9 radar antennae, the vehicle cameras might be affected by electromagnetic interference, and Autopilot/camera alerts might be displayed.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

When some Autopilot HW2 and HW2.5 Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles are near airport ASR-9 radar antennae, the vehicle cameras might be affected by electromagnetic interference, and Autopilot/camera alerts might be displayed.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 25, 2019 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

Some Model 3 vehicles are equipped with rear brake dust shields that can trap road debris between the dust shield and brake rotor, causing loud grinding noises.

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November 25, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

Some Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with charge port latch actuators that could allow ice to build up and prevent insertion or removal of the charge handle from the charge port.

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November 21, 2019 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Some Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with charge port latch actuators that could allow ice to build up and prevent insertion or removal of the charge handle from the charge port.

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March 17, 2020 130000 VISIBILITY

On some Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles, condensation might build up inside of the B-pillar applique, potentially obscuring the B-pillar camera. This condition might cause some Autopilot features to be temporarily unavailable until t

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March 17, 2020 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

On some Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles, condensation might build up inside of the B-pillar applique, potentially obscuring the B-pillar camera. This condition might cause some Autopilot features to be temporarily unavailable until t

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March 17, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

On some Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles, condensation might build up inside of the B-pillar applique, potentially obscuring the B-pillar camera. This condition might cause some Autopilot features to be temporarily unavailable until t

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 17, 2020 270000 LANE DEPARTURE

On some Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles, condensation might build up inside of the B-pillar applique, potentially obscuring the B-pillar camera. This condition might cause some Autopilot features to be temporarily unavailable until t

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December 31, 2019 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

Some Model 3 vehicles might have a slight bulge at either or both upper A-pillar trims. This is strictly a cosmetic issue, and does not affect the operation or safety of the A-pillar or windshield in any way.

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December 30, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On some Model 3 vehicles, the Occupant Classification System (OCS) signal might be affected by electrical interference in the seat harness, causing the airbag indicator to display on the touchscreen.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 30, 2019 140000 AIR BAGS

On some Model 3 vehicles, the Occupant Classification System (OCS) signal might be affected by electrical interference in the seat harness, causing the airbag indicator to display on the touchscreen.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 30, 2019 220000 SEATS

On some Model 3 vehicles, the Occupant Classification System (OCS) signal might be affected by electrical interference in the seat harness, causing the airbag indicator to display on the touchscreen.

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February 18, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the LH side of the 12V battery bracket support might come loose due to improper welds during manufacture.

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February 18, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the LH side of the 12V battery bracket support might come loose due to improper welds during manufacture.

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September 25, 2019 160000 STRUCTURE

On some Model 3 vehicles, the front and/or mid aero shield panels might be susceptible to damage when driving through standing water. This can result in damaged or missing panels. Updated panels are available which have a more robust design

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September 23, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On some Model 3 vehicles, the top surface of the Instrument Panel (IP) carrier is prone to premature outlines or stains, such as an object left on the IP carrier in the sunlight. These outlines or stains can be temporarily removed, but can

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

September 23, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

On some Model 3 vehicles, the top surface of the Instrument Panel (IP) carrier is prone to premature outlines or stains, such as an object left on the IP carrier in the sunlight. These outlines or stains can be temporarily removed, but can

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

August 22, 2019 160000 STRUCTURE

Some rear door striker plates were manufactured from material that might have allowed striker plate fasteners to be over-torqued during manufacture, potentially causing the striker plate to deform over time and resulting in a clunking noise

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June 24, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

On some Model 3 vehicles, one or two HV battery breather valves might be missing or improperly installed.

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June 15, 2019 010000 STEERING

On a certain few Model 3 vehicles, the steering shaft sleeve diameter is too large, and might preload the steering shaft boot bearing so as to cause a squeaking noise to come from the steering shaft boot when the steering wheel is turned. T

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July 24, 2019 220000 SEATS

The design tolerance of some 1st row seat lift link pivot bolts might be such that the seat slightly rocks while in use. The rocking does not affect vehicle drivability or safety.

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July 24, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

The design tolerance of some 1st row seat lift link pivot bolts might be such that the seat slightly rocks while in use. The rocking does not affect vehicle drivability or safety.

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July 24, 2019 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

The design tolerance of some 1st row seat lift link pivot bolts might be such that the seat slightly rocks while in use. The rocking does not affect vehicle drivability or safety.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 7, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the charge port power terminals have insulator pins that might become dislodged from the terminals, causing the charge handle not to fully connect to the vehicle and preventing the High Voltage (HV) battery to c

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December 7, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the charge port power terminals have insulator pins that might become dislodged from the terminals, causing the charge handle not to fully connect to the vehicle and preventing the High Voltage (HV) battery to c

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December 7, 2018 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the charge port power terminals have insulator pins that might become dislodged from the terminals, causing the charge handle not to fully connect to the vehicle and preventing the High Voltage (HV) battery to c

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 6, 2018 175200 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK

For some Model 3 vehicles, the trunk lid might require more effort than expected to fully close.

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October 20, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Some Model 3 vehicles might have been manufactured with the C-pillar electrical harness(es) routed incorrectly, causing a gap between the upper C-pillar trim and side rail trim.

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October 9, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On some Model 3 vehicles, one or two HV battery breather valves might be missing or improperly installed.

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February 14, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have increased resistance at ground terminals, and might not provide sufficient signal reference ground at specific connectors.

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February 7, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the charge port power terminals have pin deadfronts that might become dislodged from the terminals, causing the charge handle to not fully connect to the vehicle and therefore preventing the High Voltage (HV)

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February 5, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, water might enter the inductive sensor in the charge port door assembly, causing the charge port door to be inoperative.

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February 5, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, water might enter the inductive sensor in the charge port door assembly, causing the charge port door to be inoperative.

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February 4, 2019 160000 STRUCTURE

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the one-time use bolts that attach the high voltage controller to the penthouse cover were not torqued to Tesla?s internal specification.

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February 4, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the one-time use bolts that attach the high voltage controller to the penthouse cover were not torqued to Tesla?s internal specification.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

February 4, 2019 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Some early Model 3 vehicles were built with a RH rear reflex lens that was susceptible to cosmetic issues such as visible weld spots or foggy blemishes.

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November 19, 2018 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

Some Model 3 vehicles are equipped with rear brake dust shields that can trap road debris between the dust shield and brake rotor, causing loud grinding noises.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 8, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

On some Model 3 vehicles, customers might be unable to remove the rear license plate mounting screws because the grommet threads might be stripped.

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January 26, 2019 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have been manufactured without a rear drive unit (RDU) breather, and consequently might have contaminated gearbox fluid.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 26, 2019 105500 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have been manufactured without a rear drive unit (RDU) breather, and consequently might have contaminated gearbox fluid.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 25, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the charge port power terminals have pin deadfronts that might become dislodged from the terminals, causing the charge handle to not fully connect to the vehicle and therefore preventing the High Voltage (HV) ba

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 25, 2019 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the charge port power terminals have pin deadfronts that might become dislodged from the terminals, causing the charge handle to not fully connect to the vehicle and therefore preventing the High Voltage (HV) ba

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 23, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the charge port power terminals have insulator pins that might become dislodged from the terminals, causing the charge handle to not fully connect to the vehicle and therefore preventing the High Voltage (HV) ba

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 23, 2019 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the charge port power terminals have insulator pins that might become dislodged from the terminals, causing the charge handle to not fully connect to the vehicle and therefore preventing the High Voltage (HV) ba

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 19, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

On some Model 3 vehicles, the front and/or mid aero shield panels might be susceptible to damage when driving through standing water. Updated panels are available which have a more robust design than the original panels.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

June 18, 2018 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

On some Model 3 vehicles, the top surface of the Instrument Panel (IP) carrier is prone to premature outlines or stains, such as an object left on the IP carrier in the sunlight. These outlines or stains can be temporarily removed, but can

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June 12, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the one-time use bolts that attach the high voltage controller to the penthouse cover were not torqued to Tesla?s internal specification.

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June 12, 2018 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the one-time use bolts that attach the high voltage controller to the penthouse cover were not torqued to Tesla?s internal specification.

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May 21, 2018 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

On some Model 3 vehicles, the 2nd row floor footwell might make a muffled thud or pop noise when a passenger steps on the affected areas.

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May 17, 2018 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Some Model 3 vehicles might have been manufactured without one or both HV battery breathers.

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April 3, 2018 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

On some Model 3 vehicles, water might leak inside the motors of both front window motor/regulator assemblies. This might cause the motors to fail and potentially making the front windows inoperable.

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March 20, 2018 020000 SUSPENSION

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the front stabilizer bar link ball joint studs might crack at the flange. As a result, the nut that attaches the stabilizer bar might lose torque. This might result in noise coming from the front of vehicle whil

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March 9, 2018 020000 SUSPENSION

On some Model 3 vehicles, customers might state that the vehicle ride is too harsh. The ride tuning of early spring and damper assemblies is subjectively more firm than the ride tuning of updated assemblies.

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March 7, 2018 020000 SUSPENSION

On some Model 3 vehicles, the solid-wire rear drive unit (RDU) ground strap might transfer motor vibration into the cabin. This might result in customer perception of high motor noise levels.

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February 23, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, an issue in the CAN transceiver internal to the drive unit might result in intermittent communication errors, causing the vehicle to go into limp mode or not start.

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February 23, 2018 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

On some Model 3 vehicles, an electrostatic discharge might damage the charge port ECU radio transceiver. As a result, an alert displays on the touchscreen, and the charge port door is unable to be opened using the button on a charger handle

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February 23, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, specific issues with the power conversion system (PCS) might prevent contactors from closing or cause the PCS E-fuse circuit to trip, leading to inability to recharge the 12V battery.

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February 15, 2018 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the 5-way valve actuator internals might wear prematurely, causing the actuator to become unreliable over time.

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February 16, 2018 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

On some Model 3 vehicles, an electrostatic discharge might damage the charge port ECU radio transceiver. As a result, an alert displays on the touchscreen, and the charge port door is unable to be opened using the button on a charger handle

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February 13, 2018 020000 SUSPENSION

On some Model 3 vehicles, at 65 mph (105 km/h) and above, front upper control arm vibration might result in detectable cabin noise.

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February 9, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

An improved version of the Model 3 child safety switch in the underhood storage area now features a glow-in-the-dark button instead of a lighted button.

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February 7, 2018 100000 POWER TRAIN

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the rear drive unit gearbox fluid might leak into the printed circuit board cavity of the oil pump, causing the vehicle to go into limp mode.

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February 7, 2018 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

On some Model 3 vehicles, one of the bolts that helps to secure the rear drive unit inverter coolant manifold to the inverter housing might not have been installed. Consequently, coolant might leak from the manifold.

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February 7, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, specific issues with the power conversion system (PCS) might prevent contactors from closing or cause the PCS E-fuse circuit to trip, leading to inability to recharge the 12V battery.

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February 7, 2018 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

On some Model 3 vehicles, an electrostatic discharge might damage the charge port ECU radio transceiver. As a result, an alert displays on the touchscreen, and the charge port door is unable to be opened using the button on a charger handle

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January 31, 2018 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

On some Model 3 vehicles, the brake booster clevis pin might make a knock or rattle sound when the brakes are used. Vehicle braking is not affected.

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January 26, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have increased resistance at ground terminals, and might not provide sufficient signal reference ground at specific connectors.

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January 23, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, specific issues with the power conversion system (PCS) might cause the E-fuse to open, leading to the inability to recharge the 12V battery.

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January 23, 2018 119100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY

An improved version of the Model 3 rear drive unit is now available that meets Tesla’s high standards for performance and durability.

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November 9, 2017 162700 STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

Some Model 3 vehicles might have a crack in the trunk lid paint, that might allow water entry.

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November 1, 2017 160000 STRUCTURE

Certain Model 3 vehicles have thermal harness covers that might allow splashed water to ingress into the front body controller module, potentially resulting in diminished connection.

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October 27, 2017 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Some Model 3 vehicles might have coolant pumps that are noisy or make a rattling sound during operation.

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October 2, 2017 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

While current headlights are adequate, an upgraded version improves upon them. Replace the current headlights with the new version.

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September 30, 2017 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Certain Model 3 vehicles have primary body seals that lack slip coat. Raising a window might require additional effort by the regulator motor, and might be falsely identified as a pinch condition.

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September 22, 2017 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Some Model 3 vehicles might have increased resistance at certain ground terminals.

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September 19, 2017 190000 TIRES

Certain Model 3 vehicles equipped with Continental 19 tires with a date code of 1317 might not conform to Tesla’s subjective requirements for performance and customer satisfaction.

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September 19, 2017 220000 SEATS

Certain front seats in Model 3 vehicles might have a reduced adjustment range or might make undesirable noise during use.

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September 6, 2017 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

Some Model 3 vehicles were delivered with air in the cooling system.

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August 9, 2017 119100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY

On some Model 3 vehicles, a pre-production LH upper trough plug is installed. The pre-production plug is completely functional, however, it does not cosmetically match the grommet on the RH upper trough.

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August 4, 2017 119100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY

On some Model 3 vehicles, the charge port does not engage with a Supercharger charge cable, preventing the vehicle from being fast charged. Additionally, when a vehicle is being charged using a Wall Connector, the charge port engages with t

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August 14, 2018 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

On some Model 3 vehicles, the glove box solenoid might have been lubricated with incorrect grease, and might require excessive force to unlatch the glove box.

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August 1, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, an issue in the CAN transceiver internal to the drive unit might result in intermittent communication errors, causing the vehicle to go into limp mode or not start.

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July 13, 2018 010000 STEERING

On some Model 3 vehicles, the steering column control module connector retaining clip may have been reused following repairs. This clip is one-time-use.

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July 13, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

On some Model 3 vehicles, the steering column control module connector retaining clip may have been reused following repairs. This clip is one-time-use.

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July 13, 2018 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

On some Model 3 vehicles, the steering column control module connector retaining clip may have been reused following repairs. This clip is one-time-use.

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