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Monday, January 3, 2022

Its Shop Time Mondays: Tesla Is Recalling Over 475,000 Vehicles For Safety Concerns

1. Rearview Camera Image May Not Display

A rearview camera that does not function reduces the driver's rear view, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V00D000

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VISIBILITY, BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 356,309

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling all 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles. The rearview camera cable harness may be damaged by the opening and closing of the trunk lid, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying.

Remedy

Tesla Service will inspect and install a guide protector and new cable harness as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 18, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-21-17-008.


2. Front Trunk Hood May Open Unexpectedly/FMVSS 113

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V00B000

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.

Components LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected 119,009

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2014-2021 Model S vehicles. The front trunk latch assembly may be misaligned, preventing the secondary hood latch from engaging. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 113, "Hood Latch System."

Remedy

Tesla Service will inspect and reposition the latch assembly as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 18, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-21-11-003.

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