Tesla recalls 435,000 cars in China over rear light issue

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Tesla plans to recall more than 435,000 cars in China and issue software updates to fix the taillight problem, China’s market regulator said on Thursday.

A total of 142,277 Model 3 sedans and 292,855 Model Y vehicles may be affected by the problem, in which a software defect stops the car’s taillights from turning on, according to the China State Market Regulation Administration.

Regulators said it posed a safety hazard to drivers.

Last month, Tesla has recalled more than 321,000 vehicles in the US due to a similar problem.

Tesla will issue software updates remotely to fix the problem.

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