Automaker Tesla recalls about 475,000 cars in the United States due to technical defects that increase the risk of accidents. In addition, it has informed the American road safety regulator NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association).
Among other things, the company plans to recall all Model 3 cars made between 2017 and 2020, accounting for a staggering 356,309 cars. There is a risk that when opening and closing the trunk, the wiring harness for the rear view camera will be damaged, and no image will be displayed, Tesla said.
In addition, eccentric businessman Elon Musk’s company also recalls 119,009 Model S cars assembled from 2014 onwards. The reason for this is a faulty front trunk latch that can cause the hood to open unexpectedly. Tesla said it would fix both issues for free.
Tesla shares fell 1.5% pre-market. The automaker has clashed with regulatory authorities several times this year. For example, the NHTSA said earlier this month that it had launched an investigation after owners of cars from the American manufacturer of electric cars reported that games can be played on the large dashboard screen while driving.
The same agency is also investigating Tesla’s ‘autopilot’ after a series of accidents in the US in which Tesla’s autopilot collided with a parked emergency vehicle.