Tesla massively recalls electric cars in the US

Tesla massively recalls electric cars in the US


Tesla plans to recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles due to technical defects that can lead to accidents. Tesla Inc. has already recalled about 475,000 vehicles in the United States, nearly equivalent to its global shipments last year, Bloomberg writes.

So, the company is going to recall all Tesla Model 3 cars produced in the period from 2017 to 2020 – 356,309 vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the wiring harness for the rear view camera can be damaged when opening and closing the trunk, and the inoperative camera limits the driver’s view, increasing the risk of an accident.

Tesla is also recalling 119,009 Tesla Model S vehicles built since 2014 due to a faulty front trunk latch that could cause the hood to open spontaneously. The company said it will fix both issues for free.

Against the background of information about the recall of cars, Tesla shares fell by 1.5 percent at the pre-NASDAQ trades. It’s worth noting that stocks are up about 54% this year.

These are not the first problems identified in Tesla vehicles. NHTSA said earlier this month that it is looking into a recent Tesla software update that allows drivers to play video games on the dashboard screen while the vehicle is in motion. It is not yet known about the cases of an accident due to the fact that the driver was distracted by a computer game, but such a risk exists. Tesla acknowledged the problem and set about fixing it.

Also this year, Tesla has had to fix the software of more than 285,000 vehicles in China – most of them delivered there in recent years – to address a security issue identified by the country’s regulator.

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