Tesla is recalling almost 500,000 cars

Status: December 30, 2021 3:48 p.m.

Tesla is recalling nearly half a million cars because of problems with rear-view cameras and trunk lids. These are the 3 and S models, according to a document from the US Vehicle Safety Authority (NHTSA).

American manufacturer of electric cars, Tesla, is recalling nearly half a million Model 3 and Model S vehicles. Because of problems with the reversing camera, 356,309 Model 3s are ordered to the workshops, according to a document from the US Vehicle Safety Authority (NHTSA). The wiring harness of the reversing camera could be damaged by opening and closing the trunk lid and the reversing camera could fail. All Model 3 from model years 2017 to 2020 would therefore be recalled, the authority said.

In addition, 119.009 Model S are being recalled due to incorrect assembly of the front trunk (Frunk). It could suddenly open up and obstruct the driver’s view. According to the NHTSA, Tesla is not yet aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths related to the problems with the Model 3 and Model S.

Further investigations into security risks

The vehicle safety agency is already investigating Tesla cars for other safety risks. This includes an investigation of 580,000 vehicles because Tesla had allowed games to be run on their screens while driving. As a result, the car manufacturer had agreed to no longer allow video games while driving, according to the NHTSA.

In August, the agency opened a formal safety investigation of the autopilot after a series of accidents involving Tesla models and emergency vehicles.

In response to pressure from the NHTSA, Tesla agreed in February to recall 135,000 vehicles with touchscreen displays. If they failed, they could increase the risk of an accident.


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