Tesla Inc. is recalling 33,155 vehicles in Canada and more than 321,000 U.S. vehicles because tail lights might intermittently fail to illuminate, the company said in a U.S. filing.
Tansport Canada made a similar filing public on Nov. 25.
The news follows the company's recall on Friday of nearly 30,000 Model X cars in the U.S. over an issue that may cause the front passenger air bag to deploy incorrectly, which sent its shares down almost 3% to a near two-year low.
In the U.S. filing published Nov. 19 to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EV manufacturer said the tail light-related recall covers some 2023 Model 3 and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles.
Transport Canada said in its recall notice that the intermittent lighing is due to a "firmware problem."
Texas-based Tesla said it will deploy an over-the-air update to correct the rear light issue and said it has no reports of any crashes or injuries related to the recall.
The company said the recall followed customer complaints that emerged in late October, largely from foreign markets, claiming vehicle tail lights were not illuminating.
The investigation found in rare cases the lights may intermittently not work due to an anomaly that may cause false fault detections during the vehicle wake-up process. Tesla said it had received three warranty reports over the issue.
Tesla has reported 19 U.S. recall campaigns in 2022 covering more than 3.7 million vehicles including four callbacks in November, according to NHTSA data. The company ranks 10th among vehicle manufacturers for recalls this year.
Transport Canada lists 11 recall notices for Teslas in 2022.