Trailering With a Tesla? Make Sure Your Model Y’s Light Is Fixed

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If you purchased your Tesla Model Y with the intention of using it for towing and hauling, first: Why? Second: Make sure your brakelight is fixed. The first recall for the Model Y has been issued to owners who ordered Tesla’s smallest SUV with a global rear lamp and the $1,000 Tow Hitch Package.

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A software error prevents the illumination of trailer brakelights. This could lead to a failure to illuminate during braking, increasing the risk of a crash. To resolve the issue, Tesla will notify the 2,500-plus affected owners and has already released an over-the-air firmware update to cars as of Sept. 23.

Owners with further questions can call the automaker at 888-518-3752, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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