2021-2022 Tesla Model 3 recalled in Australia


A fault could cause the onboard computer to fail, according to the manufacturer.

The affected vehicles are stamped Model Years 2021-2022.

The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a software issue, fast-charging the vehicle may result in the infotainment central processing unit (CPU) overheating.

“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.

“This may increase the risk of a collision resulting in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”

Date of recall notice 18 May 2022
Make Tesla
Model Model 3
Year 2021-2022
Vehicles affected 4287
VIN list Click here to download the list of affected VIN numbers
Contact link Click here to contact the manufacturer

It’s unclear if the fault has caused any local failures, or if the recall is purely precautionary. Tesla Australia doesn’t respond to media enquiries, and is not transparent about its local safety record.

Owners are required to approve an over the air software update to fix the fault.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 4287 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Tesla showroom by clicking here.

William Davis has written for Drive since July 2020, covering news and current affairs in the automotive industry. He has maintained a primary focus on industry trends, autonomous technology, electric vehicle regulations, and local environmental policy. As the newest addition to the Drive team, William was brought onboard for his attention to detail, writing skills, and strong work ethic. Despite writing for a diverse range of outlets – including the Australian Financial Review, Robb Report, and Property Observer – since completing his media degree at Macquarie University, William has always had a passion for cars.

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