Tesla is recalling over 475,000 of its Model 3 and Model S electric vehicles to resolve rearview camera and trunk faults that increase the risk of an accident, according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
While investigating the company’s driving assistance system, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been addressing another camera problem with the carmaker.
The model years covered in the recall range from 2014 to 2021, and the total number of recalled vehicles is nearly equal to the half-million vehicles delivered by Tesla last year.
According to the federal regulator, the US electric car maker is recalling 356,309 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles owing to rearview camera concerns and 119,009 Model S vehicles due to front hood difficulties.
Tesla was unable to be reached for comment.
The NHTSA stated that for Model 3 sedans, “the rearview camera wire harness may be damaged by the opening and shutting of the trunk lid, preventing the rearview camera picture from showing.”
For US automobiles, Tesla detected 2301 warranty claims and 601 field reports.
Latch issues in Model S vehicles may cause a front trunk 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.
As early as Saturday, Tesla is likely to disclose record quarterly vehicle deliveries.