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Tesla Issues Large Safety Recall


Tesla Issues Large Safety Recall

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Today, Tesla, a maker of electric vehicles, has initiated a significant voluntary recall affecting around 500,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model S cars produced between 2017 and 2020. The company has identified a possible safety issue with both vehicle models, and although they estimate that only 1% of Model 3s and 14% of Model Ses might be impacted, they prefer to err on the side of caution.

As per the recall paperwork filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the two types of vehicles have distinct issues. With the Model 3s, Tesla has identified a vulnerability in the cables that link the rearview camera to the rest of the vehicle, which could be worn out due to the opening and closing of the trunk. A cable breakage could lead to a malfunction in the rear camera. On the other hand, Model S vehicles face a potentially more serious problem with their front trunks, specifically a defect in the latch mechanism that could prevent proper closure. If the latch were to disengage while driving, the front trunk could unexpectedly open, obstructing the driver’s vision completely.

Tesla is advising all owners of Model 3 and Model S cars to take their vehicles to the closest dealership for necessary repairs. For the Model 3, enhanced cable harnesses will be installed in the rear camera at no cost. As for the Model S, Tesla believes the issue can be resolved by repositioning the latch, a service that will also be provided free of charge.

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