The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Tesla Inc is recalling over 475,000 of its Model S and Model 3 electric cars due to rearview camera and trunk faults that enhance the risk of a catastrophe. While investigating the automaker’s driving assistance technology, the NHTSA has been reviewing another camera problem with the corporation.
The impacted model years in the recall are 2014 through 2021, and the overall number of the recalled vehicles is nearly equal to the half-million Tesla vehicles delivered last year. China’s market regulator announced that 200,000 Tesla automobiles will be recalled.
According to the federal authority, Tesla is recalling 356,309 Model 3 vehicles from 2017 to 2020 owing to rearview camera concerns and 119,009 Model S automobiles due to front hood difficulties. Tesla was unavailable for comment.
The rearview camera wire harness in Model 3 sedans “may be destroyed by the opening and shutting of the trunk lid, prohibiting the rearview camera picture from displaying,” according to the NHTSA. Tesla found 2,301 warranty claims plus 601 field reports for vehicles in the United States.
Latch issues in Model S vehicles may cause the front trunk to unlock “without warning and hinder the driver’s view, raising the risk of an accident,” according to Tesla. According to the NHTSA, Tesla said it was unaware of any collisions, injuries, or deaths connected to the concerns cited in the Model 3 and Model S recalls.
Tesla shares dipped as much as 3 percent in the morning, but recovered and were last trading at $1,088.76, slightly higher. The world’s most valuable manufacturer is likely to disclose record quarterly vehicle deliveries. Tesla will recall over 200,000 vehicles in China, according to China’s market regulator, comprising 35,836 imported Model 3, 19,697 imported Model S, and 144,208 China-manufactured Model 3.
According to a notice on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation, Tesla is recalling the electric cars made between 2015 and 2020 due to probable security issues such as the unexpected opening of the trunk lid while moving.
A problem with the camera
The NHTSA announced earlier this month that it was in talks with Tesla regarding sideview camera issues in select vehicles. Tesla was substituting faulty repeater cameras in front fenders of some US-made vehicles without recalling the parts, according to CNBC. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into 580,000 Tesla vehicles after the automaker decided to enable games to play on car screens while driving. According to the NHTSA, Tesla has agreed to eliminate such gaming functions while its cars are in motion.