Tesla recalls half a million Model 3 and Model S cars
Due to multiple safety issues
Tesla has recently issued a voluntary recall on nearly half a million cars to address potential failure on its vehicle’s trunk latching systems.
Tesla will be recalling Model 3 units released between 2017 and 2020, as well as some Model S cars. The issue of the trunk latching system on the Model 3 is said to be the opening and closing of the trunks causing damages on the cable harnesses attached to the vehicle’s rearview camera which can cause the camera to fail unexpectedly. The issue that the Model S has is a bit more serious since the latch system can prevent its front trunk from fully latching.
This issue on the Model S vehicles is a big concern due to it potentially causing issues that will affect the front trunk and could obstruct the driver’s view of the road. Tesla has explained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the “front trunk latch assembly may be misaligned, which can prevent the vehicle’s secondary latch from engaging. To fix the issues, Tesla pledged to install new cable harnesses and guide protectors on the vehicles free of charge.
Documents that were submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, note that 475,318 Tesla vehicles are subjected to the recall which includes about 356,309 Model 3 vehicles and 119,109 Model S vehicles.
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