The resumption of Tesla Model 3 Highland deliveries in Australia is anticipated within the next week, following a temporary halt initiated by the Texas-based automaker. Tesla communicated this update to affected Model 3 reservation holders through a letter, addressing a technical compliance matter that led to the postponement of delivery appointments.
Expressing gratitude for the customers' patience during this process, Tesla informed them that the issue, specifically related to access to the vehicle's rear-center seat top-tether restraint anchorage point, is being finalized. The company assured customers that deliveries are set to restart in the coming week, with a commitment to prioritize the pending orders. In their letter, Tesla apologized for any inconvenience caused and emphasized their eagerness to facilitate the swift delivery of the Model 3 vehicles.
The pause in Model 3 Highland deliveries in Australia was initiated on January 17, 2024, due to concerns about potential non-compliance with the Australian Design Rules (ADR). The specific compliance issue revolved around the absence of an accessible rear seat top-tether anchor point in the upgraded Tesla Model 3, as mandated by ADR rules. This anchor point is crucial for securing child car seats.
This development comes amid recent challenges faced by Tesla in Australia, including a previous incident where a cargo ship carrying Model Y vehicles was unable to unload due to a stink bug infestation on board.
--------The article excerpted from TESLARATI.