Tesla voluntarily recalled almost half a million vehicles in the United States, in order to solve potential failures that, although they do not affect your ability to circulate on public roads, could represent significant risks to safety in your operation.
Recall models are the Model 3 compact units produced between July 15, 2017 and September 30, 2020, and the Model S large sedan units produced between September 16, 2014 and December 23, 2020.
In the case of the Model 3, the manufacturer indicated that it is possible that opening and closing the trunk could damage the wire harness that connects the rearview camera, deactivating the camera unexpectedly. Tesla estimates that 1% of Model 3 units called for review could exhibit this failure.
According to Tesla, the Model S problem is related to a possible misalignment of the latch that secures the front trunk lid, preventing the activation of a second safety latch. This circumstance could prevent the front boot from closing completely and even allow it to open when the vehicle is traveling at high speed, suddenly impeding the driver’s visibility, an incident especially. dangerous and scary when driving on a highway. Tesla estimates that 14% of the Model S units called for review could have this failure.
According to the notifications of voluntary recalls submitted by Tesla to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, the total number of Model 3 units affected by the call amounts to 356,309, While the total number of Model S units called for review is 119,109, for a total of 475,418 affected vehicles.
In the case of the Model S Tesla plans to solve the problem by repositioning the locking device of the front trunk at a service center, while in the case of the Model 3, Tesla promised to install a new wire harness and an element free of charge. protector, in order to prevent the operation of the boot from damaging it.
Tesla indicated to NHTSA that the notifications by mail to the owners of the vehicles affected by the recall will be sent next February 18.