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Safety Issues Force Tesla To Recall Almost Half A Million Electric Cars


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the road safety regulator of the United States, has announced that Tesla Inc is recalling over 475,000 of its Model 3 and Model S electric cars due to rearview camera and trunk faults that enhance the risk of an accident.
The NHTSA has been in contact with the manufacturer about another camera problem while investigating the firm's driving assistance technology.
The models that have been impacted by the recall were manufactured between 2014 and 2021, and the total number of vehicles that are being recalled is nearly equal to the half-million vehicles that were delivered by the electric car maker last year.
China's market regulator announced on Friday that 200,000 Tesla automobiles will be recalled.
According to the federal authority, Tesla is recalling 356,309 Model 3 vehicles from 2017 to 2020 owing to rearview camera concerns and 119,009 Model S vehicles due to front hood difficulties.
There were no comments on the issue from Tesla.

The NHTSA said that for the Model 3 sedans, "the rearview camera cable harness may be damaged by the opening and closing of the trunk lid, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying."
Tesla received 2,301 claims of warranty and 601 field reports for its cars in the United States.
Latch issues in Model S cars may cause the front trunk to open "without warning and hinder the driver's view, increasing the risk of a crash," according to Tesla.
According to the NHTSA, Tesla said it was unaware of any collisions, injuries, or deaths connected to the concerns cited in the Model 3 and Model S recalls.
Tesla shares dipped as much as 3 per cent in the morning, but recovered and were last trading at $1,088.76, slightly higher. As early as Saturday, the world's most valuable auto company is likely to disclose record quarterly vehicle deliveries.
Tesla will recall over 200,000 cars in China, according to China's market regulator, including 19,697 imported Model S, 35,836 imported Model 3, and 144,208 China-made Model 3.
According to a notice on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation, Tesla is recalling these electric cars made between 2015 and 2020 due to probable security issues such as the unexpected opening of the trunk lid while movement.
The NHTSA announced earlier this month that it was in talks with Tesla regarding side-view camera issues in select vehicles.
Previously, it was reported that Tesla was replacing malfunctioning repeater cameras in the front fenders of some American-made vehicles without issuing a recall.
The NHTSA is looking into 580,000 Tesla vehicles after the automaker decided to allow games to be played on car screens while driving.
According to the NHTSA, Tesla has agreed to eliminate such gaming features while its cars are in motion.
Under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla agreed in February to recall 135,000 vehicles with touch-screen displays that could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
After a series of crashes between Tesla models and emergency vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began a formal safety investigation investigating Tesla Inc's driver assistance system Autopilot in August.