| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Tesla to recall about half a million cars in US

Tesla has recalled over 475,000 of its electric vehicles to solve camera system and boot faults that raise the danger of an accident, according to a US road safety agency on Thursday.

The impacted model years range from 2014 to 2021, and the total number of recalled vehicles is nearly equal to the half-million vehicles Tesla delivered last year.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the US electric car maker is recalling 356,309 Model 3 vehicles from 2017 to 2020 for rear-view camera issues and 119,009 Model S vehicles for front-located boot difficulties.

The NHTSA stated that for Model 3 sedans, “the rear-view camera wire harness may be damaged by the opening and shutting of the [boot] lid, preventing the rear-view camera picture from showing.”

In the United States, Tesla discovered 2,301 warranty claims and 601 field reports on the issue.

Latch issues in Model S cars may cause the front boot to open “without warning and hinder the driver’s view, increasing the risk of an accident,” according to Tesla.

According to the NHTSA, Tesla stated that it was not aware of any collisions, injuries, or deaths linked to the concerns listed in the Model 3 and Model S recalls.

This year has been plagued by recalls for the electric vehicle manufacturer.

According to Engadget, Tesla recalled 135,000 Model X and S vehicles in February due to malfunctioning touchscreens.

A further 12,300 Model X vehicles were recalled the same month due to loose trim panels, while the firm recalled 6,000 Model and Y vehicles in June due to faulty calliper nuts.

Tesla recalled 12,000 vehicles last month due to software concerns.

In addition, the NHTSA has begun an inquiry into an allegation that Tesla’s touchscreens allow customers to play video games while driving. The probe involves around 580,000 Tesla vehicles.

According to the agency, Tesla’s “Passenger Play” function may distract drivers and increase the likelihood of a crash.

Since then, Tesla has disabled the function when the cars are in motion.

  • Reuters
  • The National News