Tesla has issued a recall for the its Model 3 and Model S sedans over safety issues.
A total of 356,309 Model 3s (produced between 2017 and 2020) and 119,009 Model S sedans (produced between 2014 and 2021) are affected, making this Tesla’s largest-ever recall.
The Model 3 is apparently facing issues with its rearview camera. The cable harness is at risk of being damaged from the opening and closing of the boot lid, which could lead to it failing to display footage properly on the infotainment screen.
Meanwhile, concerns have been raised about the bonnet latch of the Model S. Tesla says there is a risk it could open without warning and obscure the driver’s view of the road.
However, the American EV manufacturer reiterated that it is not aware of any accidents related to the issues mentioned thus far.
Locally, the Model 3 Sedan makes up the lion’s share of the nearly 800 new Teslas plying the roads.
The Model 3 is currently the only Tesla offered by the official agent. The Model S, on the other hand, has been available through parallel importers. However, it is unclear at the moment if these units are affected.
Toyota, one of the world’s largest carmakers, has issued recalls on a far larger scare on more than one occasion.
In 2018, a fire risk involving close to 1.07 million Toyota Priuses globally saw official dealer Borneo Motors reaching out to 4115 owners of the hybrid car to carry out repairs.
While acknowledging that recalls are undesirable by nature, analysts have dismissed concerns over what the news means for Tesla’s long-term growth.
They note that mistakes are inevitable for manufacturers scaling up production, while also suggesting that the magnitude of the safety issues and the volume of recalls pale in comparison to that the automobile industry has experienced.
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