Good news for Australian customers waiting on new Tesla Model 3 deliveries – the electric car maker is set to restart handovers this weekend after pausing due to a technical compliance problem.
Last week, Tesla hit the brakes on new Model 3 deliveries in Australia following concerns from regulators about an issue with the car’s child restraint anchorage points, (Tesla Slams The Brakes On New Model 3 Highland Deliveries In Australia Over Child Seat Flaw). Specifically, the recently updated 2024 Model 3 was missing an easily accessible top tether anchor for a child seat in the rear middle seat.
This sparked an investigation by the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, as the missing anchor threatened to violate strict Australian automotive safety standards.
Tesla appears to have acted swiftly to address the problem over the past week. Though details of the fix are unclear, the company is now ready to resume deliveries of new Model 3s by this weekend, if not sooner.
This will come as a relief to Australian customers who have been patiently waiting for their vehicles. While the pause was unfortunate, it’s good to see Tesla prioritizing safety compliance and working collaboratively with regulators to get back on track quickly.
The restart of deliveries means Tesla’s Australian growth should pick up momentum again as we head deeper into 2024.