Tesla recalls nearly 500,000 cars to fix mirror and front trunk issues

(RTTNews) – Luxury electric car maker Tesla Inc. (TSLA) has recalled more than 475,000 cars in the United States over technical issues that could increase the risk of accidents.

Tesla has recalled 356,309 vehicles to address potential backup camera issues, which affect the 2017-2020 Model 3s. The company will repair a cable that over time can separate after wear and tear, blocking power to the rear view camera.

Another 119,009 Model S vehicles were recalled due to issues with the front trunk. The company will repair the front trunk latch that could cause the hood to open unexpectedly. This recall affects Model S vehicles manufactured between 2014 and 2021.

The recall almost equates to Tesla’s total global deliveries last year, with the company delivering nearly 500,000 cars in 2020, according to Tesla’s annual report.

In both cases, reports state that “Tesla is not aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths” related to the faults.

The recalls come after the US regulator launched a safety investigation into Tesla’s “Passenger Play” feature that allows Tesla users to play video games on car touch screens while in motion. Tesla said last week that the feature would now only be available when a car is parked after the NHTSA’s preliminary assessment of the gaming feature was announced.

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