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Tesla Model 3 recalled

More than 4000 Tesla Model 3 EVs are being recalled over a software issue, but will be fixed with an over-the-air update.

Jack Quick
Jack Quick
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Tesla Motors Australia has issued a recall notice on a total of 4287 examples of its Model 3 electric sedan – due to a software issue that may cause the infotainment central processing unit (CPU) to overheat while fast-charging.

This recall affects Model 3 sedans sold from 2021 to 2022.

Rather than requiring an in-person fix, Tesla has implemented an over-the-air update that it says will reduce the temperature of the infotainment system whilst fast-charging.

“Due to a software issue, fast-charging the vehicle may result in the infotainment central processing unit (CPU) overheating,” says the company in its recall notice.

“If the CPU overheats the centre screen display may lag or appear blank.”

“If the centre screen lags or becomes blank, drive mode selection (drive, neutral, or reverse), rearview camera display, window wiper control settings, and warning lights may become unavailable.”

If you own an affected vehicle, you’ll need to download an over-the-air software update that’ll reduce the temperature of the infotainment system whilst fast-charging.

You’ll receive a notification on your car that an update is available and you’ll need to ensure it’s downloaded and installed properly.

If you have any further concerns, you can use Tesla’s recall search tool to confirm if your Model 3 is affected by this recall.

MORE: Everything Tesla Model 3

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Jack Quick
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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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