Tesla is recalling more than 475,000 vehicles due to two different security issues. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 356,309 Model 3 models spanning the 2017-2020 model years are being recalled due to problems with the reversing cameras. 119,009 2017-2020 Model Ss are being recalled due to a problem with the front hood latch.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the problem with the Tesla Model 3 is a wiring harness related to the rear view camera. According to them, this wiring can be damaged by opening and closing the tailgate, causing the image provided by the rear view camera to be cut off.
According to the news shared by Ars Technica, the problem with the front hood latch on Tesla Model Ss is exactly this: Due to this problem, the hood can be opened while the vehicle is in motion and without any warning, which can block the driver’s view and cause an accident.
This is the second action taken by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding Tesla in the past month. Just before Christmas, the agency said it was reviewing a Tesla software update that would allow front-seat passengers to play games on the car’s screen while the car is in motion. In response, Tesla promised to release another software update that would unlock the “Passenger Play” feature while the vehicle was in motion.
In the meantime, let us remind you that Tesla offered Cyberquad, its electric ATV for children, for sale at the beginning of December.