The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Thursday that Tesla is recalling over 475,000 of its Model 3 and Model S electric cars due to rearview camera and trunk concerns that enhance the danger of a catastrophe.
While investigating the automaker's driving assistance technology, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been discussing another camera issue with the corporation.
The impacted model years in the recall are 2014 through 2021, and the total number of recalled vehicles is nearly equal to the half-million Tesla vehicles delivered last year.
China's market regulator announced on Friday 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 vehicles due to front hood difficulties.
Tesla was unavailable for comment.
The rearview camera wire harness in Model 3 sedans "may be damaged by the opening and shutting of the trunk lid, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying," according to the NHTSA.
Tesla found 2,301 warranty claims and 601 field reports for vehicles in the United States.
Latch issues in Model S vehicles may cause the front trunk to open "without warning and hinder the driver's view, increasing the risk of a crash," 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% in the morning, but recovered and were last trading at $1,088.76, slightly higher. As early as Saturday, 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, including 19,697 imported Model S, 35,836 imported Model 3, and 144,208 China-made Model 3.
According to a notice on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation, Tesla is recalling these electric cars made between 2015 and 2020 due to probable security issues such as the unexpected opening of the trunk lid while moving.
ISSUE WITH THE CAMERA
The NHTSA announced earlier this month that it was in talks with Tesla regarding side view camera issues in select vehicles. [L1N2SU2EA]
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According to the NHTSA, Tesla has agreed to eliminate such gaming features while its cars are in motion.
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