Tesla freely recalled to fix the problems in the approximately 475,000 Model 3 and Model S vehicles, bringing the black mark to a company whose cars have been consistently winning amid high-level security.
The commemoration was held by rear-view cameras and cables, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday, although it added that the crash did not cause any accidents that Tesla reported.
The commemoration comes at a time when Tesla has been enlightened by a number of safety regulations, although nothing has to do with the quality of its vehicles as it became known Thursday.
NHTSA earlier this month said it was looking into a report that Tesla drivers were able to play video games on their intermediate displays while their vehicles were moving, and in August began reviewing Tesla’s pilot technology, called Autopilot. , after several accidents.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday, but Elon Musk, its CEO, vehemently denied any wrongdoing on the part of the company. Speaking in an interview with FT this month, he also spoke of the safety features his vehicles were given and that he “found the lowest risk of injury on any vehicle tested by the US government”.
He added: “Instead of ignoring the rules, we think they are inadequate, and they go far beyond what the law requires.”
Tesla recalls the 356,309 Model 3 vehicles manufactured in 2017 to 2020 and approximately 119,009 Model S vehicles from 2014 to 2021, NHTSA. he said in the letters released Thursday. All of that is similar to the 499,550 cars Tesla delivered in 2020, and Thursday’s announcement is Tesla’s most memorable since at least 2009, according to an NHTSA website.
Shares of Tesla fell slightly 1 percent on Thursday amid a sharp rise in U.S. stocks.
In January, Tesla recalled 158,000 vehicles related to the difficulty of displaying on a touchscreen. In 2016, Tesla also recalled 2,700 Model X cars in terms of the potential problem with the third row of seats in the back of the car.
For Model 3 vehicles, NHTSA said the rear camera cable could be damaged by opening and closing the trunk cover, preventing the rear camera image from being visible. The front cable of the Model S cars could be disrupted in a way that prevents the latch from closing, NHTSA said. In both cases, Tesla will fix any problems for free.