Elon Musk’s electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla, is recalling around 321,000 cars in the US due to potential rear light failure, media outlets report, citing a company filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) made public on Saturday.
According to the document, there have been no reports of crashes or injuries due to the issue so far, but Tesla has received several customer complaints claiming that vehicle tail lights were not working.
The Texas-based electric car firm said the recall impacts its 2023 Model 3 and 2020 to 2023 versions of the Model Y vehicles.
Tesla said it became aware of the issue with taillights after receiving complaints from customers in October.
A subsequent investigation found that the lights on some vehicles would intermittently fail to turn on due to an anomaly that may cause false fault detections.
It comes after the firm, which is run by outspoken billionaire Elon Musk, recalled nearly 30,000 Model X cars on Friday over an issue that causes front passenger air bags to deploy incorrectly.
Shares in the company – which has a market capitalisation of more than $500billion (£420billion) – tumbled by around three per cent following the news.