Tesla recalled over 475,000 vehicles following the discovery of both a faulty front trunk latch and a worn-down cable that can lead to an inaccessible rear-view camera feed, according to the U.S. road safety regulator.
The Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model S cars are affected by the December 2021 recall. More than 350,000 Tesla Model 3 cars, manufactured between 2017 and 2020, have been recalled due to the deficient cable. Over time, wear and tear was causing the cable to expand, eventually blocking the rear-view camera.
Nearly 120,000 Model S Teslas were recalled following the discovery of a faulty latch that is designed to keep the front-trunk shut. The issues with the latch have caused the front-trunk to open unexpectedly while the car is in drive.
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These two recalls are massive for the California-based company. The 475,000 vehicles recalled nearly equal the total number of cars Tesla delivered globally in 2020 (500,000).
While Tesla revolutionized the auto industry thanks to its autopilot feature, the company hasn’t avoided controversy. Just last week, a California man became the first person charged with vehicular manslaughter from an accident involving a Tesla Model S operating on autopilot. The car fatally struck and killed two people after inadvertently leaving the freeway and running a red light.
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In August 2021, safety regulators began investigating Tesla after the electric cars continued hitting emergency vehicles while on autopilot. In total, there were at least 11 of these accidents, leading to 17 injuries and 1 death.
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One of those accidents led to a notable Tesla lawsuit. In February 2021, a Tesla Model X SUV on autopilot in Montgomery County, Texas, near Houston, rammed into four police SUVs while five police officers were conducting a traffic stop. All five officers were “badly injured”, according to the defective Tesla lawsuit. There have been numerous instances of Teslas randomly igniting or catching on fire while charging, in park, or following a seemingly minor accident.
Recently, the U.S. Government’s auto safety regulator began investigating Tesla for their “passenger play” feature. While passenger play is designed for either passengers to play Tesla video games while the vehicle is moving or drivers to play while in park, drivers can easily play with the vehicle in motion by simply pressing a button that confirms they are not driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) is investigating the “distraction potential” of this feature, which is present in Tesla Model 3 (2017-2022), Tesla Model S (2017-2022), Tesla Model X (2017-2022), and Tesla Model Y (2017-2022).
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