2021 TESLA Model 3

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

12 Recalls for 2021 TESLA Model 3

Recall Date Component Summary
May 9, 2022 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ADAS:DRIVER MONITORING:CAMERA/SENSOR | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING | LANE DEPARTURE: LANE KEEP: AUTOMATIC STEERING

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Model 3 and 2021 Model Y vehicles. The fisheye and narrow camera cable terminals were incorrectly installed in the cable harness connector, resulting in swapped camera views.

Remedy:

Tesla Service will correct the swapped terminals and recalibrate the cameras, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 8, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-17-007.

May 9, 2022 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ADAS:DRIVER MONITORING:CAMERA/SENSOR | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING | LANE DEPARTURE: LANE KEEP: AUTOMATIC STEERING

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2021 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. The fisheye and narrow camera cable terminals were incorrectly installed in the cable harness connector, resulting in swapped camera views.

Remedy:

Tesla Service will correct the swapped terminals and recalibrate the cameras, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 8, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-17-007.

April 18, 2022 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.

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.

February 2, 2022 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:AIR HANDLER/CHAMBER, DUCTS, AND VALVES

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Model 3, Model S, Model X, and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles. A software error may cause a valve in the heat pump to open unintentionally and trap the refrigerant inside the evaporator, resulting in decreased defrosting performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 103, “Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems.”

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-22-18-002.

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.

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.

October 25, 2021 SUSPENSION:CRITICAL FASTENERS | SUSPENSION:FRONT

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Model Y and 2019-2021 Model 3 vehicles. The front suspension lateral link fasteners may loosen, allowing the lateral link to separate from the sub-frame.

Remedy:

Tesla Service will tighten or replace the lateral link fasteners as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 24, 2021. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-21-31-003.

October 25, 2021 AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW:CURTAIN

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Model 3 vehicles. The left and/or right side curtain air bag may have been improperly secured to the roof rail, which could result in a twisted air bag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 214, “Side Impact Protection” and 226, “Ejection Mitigation.”

Remedy:

Tesla Service will inspect and realign the left and right side curtain air bag as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 24, 2021. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-21-20-006.

May 25, 2021 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:CRITICAL FASTENERS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Model 3 and 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles. The brake caliper bolts may be loose, allowing the brake caliper to separate and contact the wheel rim.

Remedy:

Tesla Service will inspect and tighten, or replace the caliper bolts as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for owner notification. 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-21-33-002.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2021 TESLA Model 3

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9 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2021 TESLA Model 3

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Date Component  
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11413727
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11407652
SERVICE BRAKES | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11399195
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11398463
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11397138
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11395970
LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST | LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION | LANE DEPARTURE: WARNING
ODI Number: 11394614
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11394526
SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11385293
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12 Service Alerts for 2021 TESLA Model 3

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

Some Heat Pump 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

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

April 29, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Some Heat Pump 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

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

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

Some Heat Pump 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

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

April 29, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Some Heat Pump 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

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

December 7, 2021 100001 HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles were manufactured with high voltage (HV) batteries having cell separators that do not meet Tesla?s internal standards of quality, potentially resulting in a reduction of range.

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

March 16, 2022 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles may be equipped with refrigerant pressure/temperature (P/T) sensors in the heat pump that can fault over time.

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

December 7, 2021 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

Certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles were manufactured with high voltage (HV) batteries having cell separators that do not meet Tesla?s internal standards of quality, potentially resulting in a reduction of range.

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

July 10, 2021 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

Certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles may be equipped with refrigerant pressure/temperature (P/T) sensors in the heat pump that can fault over time.

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

March 5, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles may be equipped with refrigerant pressure/temperature (P/T) sensors in the heat pump that can fault over time.

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

March 5, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles may be equipped with refrigerant pressure/temperature (P/T) sensors in the heat pump that can fault over time.

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

March 1, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles may be equipped with refrigerant pressure/temperature (P/T) sensors in the heat pump that can fault over time.

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

February 5, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles may be equipped with refrigerant pressure/temperature (P/T) sensors in the heat pump that can fault over time.

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

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