2020 TESLA Model S

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

5 Recalls for 2020 TESLA Model S

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.

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.

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 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2014-2021 Model S vehicles. The front trunk latch assembly may be misaligned, preventing the secondary hood latch from engaging. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 113, “Hood Latch System.”

Remedy:

Tesla Service will inspect and reposition the latch assembly 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-21-11-003.

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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19 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2020 TESLA Model S

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Date Component  
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11416187
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11402497
STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11397458
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11394778
STEERING
ODI Number: 11384348
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11382754
STEERING
ODI Number: 11377510
EQUIPMENT
ODI Number: 11366392
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11364250
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11364382
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11366272
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11363066
POWER TRAIN | STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11359750
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11351336
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11352034
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11343570
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11340664
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | STEERING
ODI Number: 11331735
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11337788
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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

16 Service Alerts for 2020 TESLA Model S

Date Description
December 10, 2021 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Some versions of Model S and X front drive unit halfshafts might cause excessive vibrations during hard acceleration at higher ride height settings. This is exclusively an NVH issue and does not otherwise affect steering functionality, brak

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

December 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model S, Model X, and Fremont-built Model 3 vehicles, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the RH side repeater camera may lose electrical continuity over time, resulting in premature failure of the camera.

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

December 8, 2021 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

On certain Model S, Model X, and Fremont-built Model 3 vehicles, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the RH side repeater camera may lose electrical continuity over time, resulting in premature failure of the camera.

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

December 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model S, Model X, and Fremont-built Model 3 vehicles, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the LH side repeater camera may lose electrical continuity over time, resulting in premature failure of the camera.

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

December 8, 2021 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

On certain Model S, Model X, and Fremont-built Model 3 vehicles, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the LH side repeater camera may lose electrical continuity over time, resulting in premature failure of the camera.

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

March 3, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model S, Model X, and Fremont-built Model 3 vehicles, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the LH and RH side repeater cameras may lose electrical continuity over time, resulting in premature failure of the cameras.

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

December 10, 2021 010000 STEERING

Some versions of Model S and X front drive unit halfshafts might cause excessive vibrations during hard acceleration at higher ride height settings. This is exclusively an NVH issue and does not otherwise affect steering functionality, brak

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

December 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model S, Model X, and Fremont-built Model 3 vehicles, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the RH side repeater camera may lose electrical continuity over time, resulting in premature failure of the camera.

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

December 8, 2021 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

On certain Model S, Model X, and Fremont-built Model 3 vehicles, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the RH side repeater camera may lose electrical continuity over time, resulting in premature failure of the camera.

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

December 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model S, Model X, and Fremont-built Model 3 vehicles, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the LH side repeater camera may lose electrical continuity over time, resulting in premature failure of the camera.

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

December 8, 2021 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

On certain Model S, Model X, and Fremont-built Model 3 vehicles, the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the LH side repeater camera may lose electrical continuity over time, resulting in premature failure of the camera.

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

September 21, 2021 010000 STEERING

Some versions of Model S and X front drive unit halfshafts might cause excessive vibrations during hard acceleration at higher ride height settings. This is exclusively an NVH issue and does not otherwise affect steering functionality, brak

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

September 8, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

The front drive unit contains an inverter that did not go through internal reliability testing.

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

September 8, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The front drive unit contains an inverter that did not go through internal reliability testing.

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

July 24, 2020 020000 SUSPENSION

Some Model S and Model X vehicles might have front stabilizer bars with improperly vulcanized bushings that make a squeak noise when driving over road imperfections.

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

June 17, 2020 010000 STEERING

Some Model S and Model X vehicles might exhibit stiff steering due to corrosion at the lower steering column I-shaft U-joint.

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

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