The Tesla Model 3 Highland is under investigation by Australian federal regulators for potentially breaching a vehicle compliance rule. The issue centers around the car’s top-tether anchor point for securing child car seats, which according to the Australian Design Rules, should be accessible without tools. The Tesla Model 3 Highland’s anchor point is under a trim panel, raising concerns about its accessibility.

Australia’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications, and the Arts has confirmed their awareness of the issue and is prioritizing road safety by ensuring all vehicles meet national standards. Consequently, the safety rating for the 2024 Tesla Model 3 has been withheld until the investigation is resolved. The car remains unrated, potentially affecting its delivery and sales in Australia.

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