2018 Tesla Model 3

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

9 Recalls for 2018 Tesla Model 3

Recall Date Component Summary
2022-04-18 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2018-2022 Model 3 Performance vehicles. The unit of speed (mph or km/h) may fail to display on the speedometer while in Track Mode. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 101, “Control and Displays.”

Remedy:

Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update, 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-22-00-008.

2022-04-12 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.

2022-03-18 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.

2022-02-04 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.

2022-02-01 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.

2022-01-27 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.

2021-12-21 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.

2021-10-29 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.

2021-05-25 SEAT BELTS | SEAT BELTS:CRITICAL FASTENERS

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Model 3 and 2019-2021 Model Y vehicles. One or both fasteners that secure the front seat shoulder belt to the b-pillar may not be properly attached.

Remedy:

Tesla Service will inspect and repair both fasteners if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed July 23, 2021. Owners may contact Tesla customer service online by visiting www.tesla.com/support/contact or by calling 1-877-79-TESLA (or 1-877-798-3752). Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-21-20-001.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2018 Tesla Model 3

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182 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2018 Tesla Model 3

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Date Component  
2021-05-11 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11416172
2021-05-12 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11416220
2021-04-27 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11414124
2021-04-14 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11408163
2021-04-03 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11406279
2021-04-09 STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11407320
2021-04-09 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11407314
2021-04-16 STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11408379
2021-04-14 STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11408001
2021-03-16 AIR BAGS | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11403205
2021-03-18 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS | STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11403707
2021-03-19 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING
ODI Number: 11403975
2021-03-14 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING | SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11402908
2021-03-18 AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11403795
2021-03-23 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11404416
2021-03-03 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11398918
2021-02-19 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11397025
2021-02-22 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11397359
2021-02-16 ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11396564
2021-02-20 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11397073
2021-02-03 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS
ODI Number: 11394496
2021-01-17 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11388602
2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST | LANE DEPARTURE: WARNING
ODI Number: 11387246
2021-01-17 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11388532
2021-01-07 VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11387003
2020-12-16 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11383778
2020-12-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11383180
2020-12-12 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11383115
2020-12-20 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11384309
2020-11-25 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11376323
2020-12-06 VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11378166
2020-12-03 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11377757
2020-11-28 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11376861
2020-11-17 BACK OVER PREVENTION: REARVIEW SYSTEM BRAKING | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS
ODI Number: 11374975
2020-11-22 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11375766
2020-11-20 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING
ODI Number: 11375587
2020-10-24 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11366121
2020-10-22 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11365819
2020-10-23 SEAT BELTS | SEATS | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11365913
2020-11-03 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11372903
2020-10-08 AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11363331
2020-10-09 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11363592
2020-09-25 VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11361038
2020-09-23 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11360743
2020-09-18 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11355699
2020-09-24 AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11360913
2020-09-28 STRUCTURE:BODY | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11361609
2020-09-28 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11361604
2020-08-28 STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11351734
2020-08-30 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11352115
2020-08-15 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11349585
2020-07-22 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11340853
2020-07-20 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11340308
2020-07-23 SERVICE BRAKES | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11341143
2020-07-25 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11341443
2020-06-19 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11329737
2020-06-26 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11330948
2020-06-24 STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11330531
2020-05-05 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11323314
2020-04-26 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11322324
2020-04-09 STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11320704
2020-03-19 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11318685
2020-03-10 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11317207
2020-03-06 STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11316602
2020-02-25 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11311527
2020-02-25 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11311515
2020-02-18 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11309771
2020-02-03 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11306614
2020-02-03 AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11306819
2020-02-09 UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11308049
2020-01-20 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11300574
2020-01-24 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11301634
2020-01-27 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11302243
2020-01-23 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11301360
2020-01-22 STRUCTURE:BODY | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11301192
2020-01-20 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11300599
2020-01-20 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11300585
2020-01-17 STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11300072
2020-01-07 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | STEERING
ODI Number: 11297537
2020-01-17 STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11300204
2020-01-15 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11299606
2020-01-06 SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11297507
2020-01-17 STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11300150
2020-01-14 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11299421
2020-01-08 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11298028
2020-01-08 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11297848
2020-01-16 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11299698
2020-01-12 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11298855
2019-12-31 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11292206
2019-12-27 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11291666
2019-12-18 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 11289911
2019-12-21 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11290611
2019-12-17 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11289720
2019-12-12 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11288759
2019-12-21 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11290457
2019-12-21 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11290456
2019-12-21 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11290451
2019-12-21 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11290449
2019-12-22 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11290672
2019-09-16 VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11255729
2019-08-31 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11252602
2019-08-20 STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11245138
2019-08-18 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11244828
2019-08-19 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11245053
2019-08-07 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11242398
2019-08-09 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11242875
2019-08-07 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11242375
2019-08-04 STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11241562
2019-08-06 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11242122
2019-10-30 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11277190
2019-10-23 STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11270464
2019-10-24 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11270627
2019-10-17 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11269277
2019-10-10 SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11267816
2019-10-02 STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11265793
2019-10-14 UNKNOWN OR OTHER | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11268280
2019-10-11 SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11267885
2019-10-08 SEATS
ODI Number: 11267144
2019-10-02 UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11265723
2019-10-09 SEATS | STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11267535
2019-09-29 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11258786
2019-09-19 SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11256595
2019-06-03 SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11217590
2019-05-22 AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11209238
2019-05-15 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11207877
2019-05-07 STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11206155
2019-05-15 STRUCTURE:BODY | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11207693
2019-04-26 POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11203866
2019-04-26 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11203847
2019-04-22 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11202909
2019-04-29 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11204310
2019-07-11 AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11231086
2019-06-24 VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11222106
2019-02-15 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11180376
2019-02-14 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11179985
2019-02-09 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11175813
2019-02-06 STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11174837
2019-02-05 AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11174504
2019-02-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11176603
2019-01-28 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11172565
2019-01-19 VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11170990
2019-01-08 STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11165880
2019-01-08 STRUCTURE:BODY | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11165870
2019-01-07 AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11164977
2019-01-04 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11165284
2018-11-13 BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA
ODI Number: 11144348
2018-10-25 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11142601
2018-10-17 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11140790
2018-10-03 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11133222
2018-09-28 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11132177
2018-09-28 VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11132173
2018-10-04 POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11133269
2018-09-09 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11128356
2018-09-09 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11128351
2018-07-02 AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING
ODI Number: 11105184
2018-06-18 STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11102352
2018-06-05 SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11099920
2018-05-22 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11097159
2018-05-20 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11096935
2018-05-10 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11092830
2019-04-16 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11196764
2019-03-28 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11192251
2019-03-28 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11192208
2019-03-14 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11186749
2019-03-21 SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11190595
2019-03-12 STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
ODI Number: 11186214
2018-05-07 STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11092162
2018-05-04 SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11091970
2018-12-30 STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11164094
2018-12-16 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11161841
2018-12-02 STEERING
ODI Number: 11155420
2018-11-26 AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11154132
2018-11-15 STEERING
ODI Number: 11151758
2018-09-02 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11124067
2018-09-01 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11123979
2018-09-01 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11123975
2018-08-14 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11119991
2018-08-03 EXTERIOR LIGHTING | STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11115496
2018-07-25 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11113490
2018-07-17 SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11112045
2018-07-14 STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11111289
2020-01-17 STRUCTURE:BODY | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11300100
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56 Investigations for 2018 Tesla Model 3

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:LUBRICANT
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:BELL HOUSING
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:SOLENOID
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:CYBERSECURITY
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/HAND LEVER(MOTORCYCLE)
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:BANJO HOUSING
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:FLOOR SHIFT ASSEMBLY
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:COLUMN SHIFT ASSEMBLY
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING
2020-01-13 2021-01-08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
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126 Service Alerts for 2018 Tesla Model 3

Date Description
2022-04-29 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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2021-12-08 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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2021-12-08 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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2022-02-19 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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2022-02-19 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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2021-12-08 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")

2021-12-08 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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2021-07-02 010000 STEERING

On certain Model 3, Model Y, and Model X vehicles, there may be a water ingress path to both front upper control arm ball joints that, over time, could possibly lead to surface corrosion of these ball joints. This may result in a creaking s

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2021-07-02 020000 SUSPENSION

On certain Model 3, Model Y, and Model X vehicles, there may be a water ingress path to both front upper control arm ball joints that, over time, could possibly lead to surface corrosion of these ball joints. This may result in a creaking s

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

2021-07-01 020000 SUSPENSION

On certain Model 3, Model Y, and Model X vehicles, there may be a water ingress path to both front upper control arm ball joints that, over time, could possibly lead to surface corrosion of these ball joints. This may result in a creaking s

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2020-11-03 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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2020-11-03 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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2020-12-22 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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2020-12-22 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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2020-09-21 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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2020-09-21 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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2020-07-14 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Certain Model 3 high voltage batteries may not have a sufficient quantity of bolts for the contactor DC link busbars, which may prevent the vehicle from charging or powering properly.

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2020-07-14 350000 EQUIPMENT

Certain Model 3 high voltage batteries may not have a sufficient quantity of bolts for the contactor DC link busbars, which may prevent the vehicle from charging or powering properly.

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2020-06-09 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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2020-06-09 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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2020-04-28 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")

2020-04-28 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")

2020-10-29 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.

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

2020-10-29 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")

2020-01-02 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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2020-01-02 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.

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2020-01-02 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")

2019-11-25 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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2019-11-25 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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2019-11-21 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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2020-03-17 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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2020-03-17 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

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

2020-03-17 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")

2020-03-17 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

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

2019-12-30 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")

2019-12-30 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")

2019-12-30 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.

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

2019-12-12 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

The clamshell graft inside the HV battery was not fastened to Tesla?s internal specifications. This condition might result in a reduction of vehicle driving range.

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

2019-12-12 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

The clamshell graft inside the HV battery was not fastened to Tesla?s internal specifications. This condition might result in a reduction of vehicle driving range.

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

2019-10-31 119100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have too few HV battery positive contactor mounting nuts installed, which can allow movement that might affect the conductivity of the contactor terminals.

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2019-10-22 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have too few HV battery positive contactor mounting nuts installed, which can allow movement that might affect the conductivity of the contactor terminals.

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

2019-09-25 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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2019-09-25 160000 STRUCTURE

On some Model 3 vehicles, the front and/or mid aero shield panels might be missing.

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2019-09-25 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have too few HV battery positive contactor mounting nuts installed, which can allow movement that might affect the conductivity of the contactor terminals.

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

2019-09-23 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")

2019-09-23 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")

2019-08-22 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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2019-06-24 350000 EQUIPMENT

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

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2019-07-24 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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2019-07-24 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.

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

2019-07-24 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")

2019-07-17 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

The HV battery on some Model 3 vehicles might produce a subtle “thunk” noise when ascending or descending a mountain, or during Supercharging in colder climates. The “thunk” noise occurs when the air pressure outside the battery is differen

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2018-12-19 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The cooling tubes inside the HV battery were not brazed to Tesla?s internal standards. This condition might result in a reduction of vehicle driving range.

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2018-12-19 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

On some Model 3 vehicles, the push rivets, nuts, and bolts that attach the underbody aero panels might have been improperly installed. Consequently, fasteners might be missing, and underbody panels might be damaged or missing.

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

2018-12-19 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

On some Model 3 vehicles, the push rivets, nuts, and bolts that attach the underbody aero panels might have been improperly installed. Consequently, fasteners might be missing, and underbody panels might be damaged or missing.

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2018-12-07 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

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

2018-12-07 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

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

2018-12-07 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")

2018-12-07 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have too few HV battery positive contactor mounting nuts installed. Too few mounting nuts allow movement that might affect the conductivity of the contactor terminals.

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

2018-12-07 350000 EQUIPMENT

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have too few HV battery positive contactor mounting nuts installed. Too few mounting nuts allow movement that might affect the conductivity of the contactor terminals.

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

2018-12-07 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have too few HV battery positive contactor mounting nuts installed. Too few mounting nuts allow movement that might affect the conductivity of the contactor terminals.

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

2018-12-06 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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2018-10-23 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

For certain Model 3 vehicles, the power conversion system needs replacement.

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2018-10-20 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.

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

2018-10-10 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles with the Long Range HV battery, some wire bonds that connect the cells within the HV battery are missing. This condition might result in a reduction of vehicle driving range.

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

2018-10-09 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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

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

2019-02-13 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

On some Model 3 vehicles with the Long Range HV battery, a few cell interconnects within the HV battery are missing. This condition might result in a reduction of vehicle driving range.

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

2019-02-08 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have a displaced fastener within the penthouse cavity, which might prevent the vehicle from starting, or charging the HV battery or 12V battery.

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

2019-02-08 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Certain Model 3 vehicles might have a displaced fastener within the penthouse cavity, which might prevent the vehicle from starting, or charging the HV battery or 12V battery.

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

2019-02-07 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)

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

2019-02-07 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, a screw that secures the 12V DCDC positive terminal within the power conversion system (PCS) might have become loose. A loose terminal might present alerts on the touchscreen, or cause the PCS to shut down.

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

2019-02-07 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, a screw that secures the 12V DCDC positive terminal within the power conversion system (PCS) might have become loose. A loose terminal might present alerts on the touchscreen, or cause the PCS to shut down.

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

2019-02-07 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

On certain Model 3 vehicles, a screw that secures the 12V DCDC positive terminal within the power conversion system (PCS) might have become loose. A loose terminal might present alerts on the touchscreen, or cause the PCS to shut down.

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

2019-02-05 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.

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

2019-02-05 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.

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

2019-02-04 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.

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

2019-02-04 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")

2018-11-19 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")

2018-11-19 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles with the Long Range HV battery, the Battery Monitor Boards (BMBs) were attached to the battery modules with insufficient adhesive, which might affect HV battery reliability.

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

2018-11-08 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.

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

2019-01-26 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")

2019-01-26 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")

2019-01-25 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")

2019-01-25 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")

2019-01-23 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

On certain Model 3 vehicles, coolant might leak from the rear drive unit inverter 55 degree fluid coupling. This could result in a low coolant alert in the vehicle.

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

2019-01-23 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")

2019-01-23 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")

2019-01-19 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")

2016-01-19 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the inner assembly of the high voltage (HV) battery positive and negative contactors might be in a weakened state and fail unexpectedly. Upon failure of either contactor, the high voltage system shuts down, and

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

2019-01-16 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

The clamshell graft inside the HV battery was not fastened to Tesla?s internal specifications. This condition might result in a reduction of vehicle driving range.

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

2019-01-15 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

On certain Model 3 vehicles with Dual Motor, some wire bonds that connect the cells within the HV battery are not bonded to Tesla?s internal specifications. This condition might result in a reduction of vehicle driving range.

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

2019-01-15 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

On certain Model 3 vehicles with Dual Motor, some wire bonds that connect the cells within the HV battery are not bonded to Tesla?s internal specifications. This condition might result in a reduction of vehicle driving range.

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

2019-01-15 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Certain Model 3 vehicles with the Long Range HV battery might have fasteners within the HV battery platter that are not torqued to Tesla?s internal specifications, which might affect HV battery reliability.

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

2019-01-03 176100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the hood latch might be out of alignment, causing a possible interference with the underhood storage unit.

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

2018-06-18 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

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

2018-06-12 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.

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

2018-06-12 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.

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

2018-05-17 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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2018-05-15 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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 make the front windows inoperable.

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2018-05-15 130000 VISIBILITY

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 make the front windows inoperable.

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

2018-05-15 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 make the front windows inoperable.

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

2018-05-15 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

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 make the front windows inoperable.

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

2018-05-02 151300 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Certain Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with the upper bolt of each rear door lower hinge being longer than necessary. These bolts might rub against the front seat belt retractor spools, leaving a cosmetic mark on the belts. This will no

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2018-05-02 162310 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Certain Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with the upper bolt of each rear door lower hinge being longer than necessary. These bolts might rub against the front seat belt retractor spools, leaving a cosmetic mark on the belts. This will no

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2018-05-02 354000 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

Certain Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with the upper bolt of each rear door lower hinge being longer than necessary. These bolts might rub against the front seat belt retractor spools, leaving a cosmetic mark on the belts. This will no

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

2018-05-02 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Certain Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with the upper bolt of each rear door lower hinge being longer than necessary. These bolts might rub against the front seat belt retractor spools, leaving a cosmetic mark on the belts. This will no

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

2018-04-03 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.

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

2018-04-03 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.

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

2018-03-20 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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2018-02-23 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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2018-02-23 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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2018-02-16 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

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

2018-02-07 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

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

2018-04-18 350000 EQUIPMENT

Certain 2nd generation Universal Mobile Connectors (UMCs) supplied to Tesla vehicles were not screened and might not indicate their status or charge the vehicle.

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2018-09-13 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the rear drive unit HV header bolts and the positive contactor bolt within the High Voltage (HV) battery penthouse were insufficiently torqued to internal specifications during manufacturing.

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2018-09-13 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the rear drive unit HV header bolts and the positive contactor bolt within the High Voltage (HV) battery penthouse were insufficiently torqued to internal specifications during manufacturing.

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

2018-09-13 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

On certain Model 3 vehicles, some bolts within the high voltage (HV) battery penthouse were insufficiently torqued to internal specifications during manufacturing.

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

2018-09-13 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, some bolts within the high voltage (HV) battery penthouse were insufficiently torqued to internal specifications during manufacturing.

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

2018-09-13 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the positive busbar nut under the power conversion system and additional bolts within the High Voltage (HV) battery penthouse were insufficiently torqued during manufacturing.

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

2018-09-13 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the positive busbar nut under the power conversion system and additional bolts within the High Voltage (HV) battery penthouse were insufficiently torqued during manufacturing.

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

2018-08-14 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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2018-08-09 200000 WHEELS

Certain Model 3 vehicles were delivered with 18 inch pinwheel caps (aero wheel covers) that have minor discoloration.

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2018-08-01 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.

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

2018-07-13 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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2018-07-13 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.

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

2018-07-13 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.

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

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