Tesla Has Recalled Almost Half A Million Electric Cars Over Safety Issues

Tesla has recalled almost half a million electric cars as a result of safety issues.

According to the U.S Safety Regulator on Thursday, Tesla is recalling over 475,000 electric cars (Models 3 and S) as a result of the rearview camera and trunk issues that may increase the risk of crashing. The affected model years range from 2014 to 2021. Also, the total number of recalled electric cars is almost equivalent to the half-a-million vehicles which were delivered last year.

Reports reveal that The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been discussing another camera issue with Tesla. The company’s driver assistant system is also being probed.

China’s market regulator has also revealed on Friday that over 200,000 cars will be recalled in the country. The federal regulator announced that 356,309 from 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles will be recalled to address rearview camera issues and 119,009 Model S vehicles due to front hood problems. Tesla has not shared any comments on this.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also stated that for the Model 3 sedans, “the rearview camera cable harness may be damaged by the opening and closing of the trunk lid, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying. Find more information about this in this article by Reuters.

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