Tesla Recalls

Tesla Recall Check

As a car owner, you play an important role in keeping yourself and other road users safe. Driving a vehicle with an open recall poses a major safety issue for passengers, pedestrians, and motorists. Knowing about a vehicle recall can alert you if a potentially dangerous issue exists and the possible risk of using the car. A Tesla recall check lets you know if the vehicle you’re driving has an unfixed safety recall so you can have it repaired right away.

How do I check if my Tesla has a recall?

Look for your Tesla VIN:


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Enter the 17-digit vehicle identification number:


A Tesla Recall check by VinCheck.info covers:

Recalls and defects
Car report summary
Market value
Vehicle specifications
Equipment details
Fuel efficiency
Safety rating
Inspection checklist
Auto insurance
NMVTIS report

What does a Tesla recall announcement include?

If there are recalls for your Tesla, check the following:

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: identification number assigned to a recall
  • Summary: details of the recall such as the vehicles covered, where the vehicles were sold or registered, the issue or part that may pose a safety risk or fail to meet minimum safety standards,
  • Consequences: how the recall may compromise the operation and safety of the vehicle
  • Remedy: how the problem can be fixed (repair, replacement or refund) and how to contact Tesla for assistance

How should I contact Tesla about an open recall?

For more information regarding recalls:

  • Tesla Recall Hotline: (877) 798-3752

You may also check recall information for safety and defects at the official Tesla Owners website.

  • NHTSA: National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)

How do I fix a Tesla recall?

A recall notice will be sent to the owners of affected cars outlining the details of the recall. You can also go to the Tesla Recall Information website to verify if your vehicle has a safety recall. You will need the car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Use the search tool and enter the VIN to find out if your car has been subject to a recall. If there are any open recalls for your specific model, schedule an appointment with an authorized dealer to have the repair fixed.

What are the latest Tesla recalls?

Thousands of recalls are announced worldwide each year, affecting millions of vehicles. The list below includes the latest recalls for Tesla vehicles:


IssueAffected VehiclesImpactSolution/Repair
Display screen problem2012-2018 Tesla Model S

2016- 2018 Tesla Model X

The media control unit (MCU), which has a limited lifespan can stop working. Without the display panel, drivers can no longer access backup cameras, window defroster and defogger functions, exterior turn signal indicators, and other safety-related functions. This increases the risk of a crash.Tesla will replace the faulty component, free of charge. Owners of affected vehicles who already paid to have the memory on their MCU replaced are eligible for reimbursement.
Faulty roof pieces2016 Tesla Model XTwo roof panels could become loose and may detach from the car while in motion, It could leave roof pieces on the road and can create a road hazard increasing the risk of a crash.Owners should take recalled vehicles to a dealer, who will inspect and attach the panels to the car properly, free of charge.
Trailer brake lights glitch2020 Tesla Model Y

(Equipped with a global rear lamp and tow package configuration.)

Due to a software error, the brake lights on a connected trailer may not light up when the driver hits the brakes, failing to comply with federal motor safety vehicle safety standards.Tesla will notify owners of the affected vehicles.

Is my Tesla affected by the Takata Airbag Recall?

The largest recall in automotive history involving Takata airbag inflators affects millions of vehicles worldwide. These faulty airbags were recalled because they could explode when deployed, causing serious injury or even death to the people in the vehicle.

NHTSA has announced various safety recalls involving Takata airbag inflators in a number of Tesla vehicles. The recall affects all Tesla S models manufactured from years 2012 to 2016. If your vehicle’s model year is not included, you are not currently affected by this recall. If your vehicle is affected by the recall, contact your dealer immediately to have your airbag inflator replaced free of charge.

Model Model Years Covered
Tesla Model S2012-2016

Can I search recalls for a Tesla using a license plate number?

Search recalls using your vehicle’s license plate number at VinCheck.info’s online search tool. You will be able to look up whether the Tesla model you own has been recalled.

Run a Recall Lookup by License Plate Number:

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Why should I run a Tesla Recall Check?

A car can be recalled when it poses a safety risk and not fit to be driven safely on the roads. Running a recall check can ensure that your vehicle is operating correctly and is free from manufacturing defects.

  1. Check for Tesla safety defects. A Tesla car that has faulty parts which are critical for the vehicle to operate safely can kill or injure people.
  2. Check for Tesla compliance to federal safety standards. Find out if your vehicle complies with the minimum safety performance requirements required by law to protect the driver and passengers from traffic crashes.
  3. Help ensure the safety and reliability of your car. If your car has been recalled, getting it repaired is important for your safety and the safety of your passengers.
  4. Keep us safe on the road. Unrepaired car recalls can lead to accidents, injuries, and fatalities. They might affect your ability to control your vehicle and might put you and other drivers on the road in danger.

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