Tesla had to recall nearly half a million vehicles 'over safety issues'
Most of them were Model 3s
I know that people love it when Tesla has to recall some of its vehicle, I'm not sure whether that happens a bit more frequently than it does with other automakers or if it's just because anything Tesla does is always worthy of a headline, probably a bit of both. Anyway, the latest recall involves 475,000 cars (Model S and 3) over 'safety issues'.
According to documents filed with the US safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the company decided to recall 356,309 Model 3s (2017-2020, in the U.S. only) due to a potential rear-view camera issue. According to the documents, the "coaxial cable that's attached to a harness on the trunk lid can become worn after opening and closing the trunk".
On top of that, and this sounds a bit more serious, they also had to recall 100,000 Model S vehicles because the front 'frunk' may open unexpectedly. This impacts Model S vehicles built between 2014 and 2021. As ever, owners will receive an email from the company but they also check here whether their Tesla is under recall by entering the 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).