The Tesla Recall 2021 addresses potential safety issues of a total of 475,318 of its Model 3 and Model S electric cars that could increase the risk of accidents. Recently, the company has filed two separate recalls with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Tesla has identified several warranty claims and field reports regarding these issues for US vehicles.
However, “Tesla said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths related to the issues cited in the recall of Model 3 and Model S cars” states NHTSA. The tesla recall 2021 addresses the issues regarding the rearview camera. It also addresses the front trunk that could increase the risk of crashing. The vehicles recalled include models ranging from the years 2014 to 2021.
The Two Tesla recalls 2021 include:
- Model 3 sedans for the years 2017 to 2021
- Model S sedans from 2014 and later
The Model 3 sedans from the Tesla recall 2021 have a defect in the cable. This is leading to the rearview camera, thus, increasing the risk of a crash. According to the NHTSA filing, the rearview camera cable harness could get damaged while opening and closing the trunk lid of the car. This will eventually prevent the camera image display from appearing on the dashboard screen while reversing.
Additionally, the Tesla Model S sedans from the Tesla recall 2021 involve a defect in the front trunk of the cars. As per the filing, the cars have some misaligned latches that could result in the front hood opening unexpectedly. This could obstruct the driver’s view of the road and cause serious fatal accidents.
Addressing the Issues
A new cable harness and guide protector installed in all Model 3 cars will address the issue of the rearview camera. Realigning the device at the service center can fix the latch issue in all Model S cars. Additionally, following the Tesla recall 2021, the NHTSA has been performing a formal investigation of the Tesla vehicles. The investigation addresses distracted driving concerns over the automaker’s decision to allow playing video games on the center touch screen while driving.
Due to this investigation, Tesla recently announced that it would disable this feature in all its cars. Recently, the NHTSA announced a formal safety probe into Tesla Inc’s driver assistance system service Autopilot. It followed a series of crashes involving Tesla models and emergency vehicles. The investigation following the Tesla recall 2021 has also impacted its market shares.