Tesla announced a recall of 356,309 vehicles due to potential rear-view camera issues impacting Model 3 Teslas from 2017 to 2020.
An additional 119,009 Model S vehicles will be recalled due to potential issues with the front trunk, popularly known as the boot.
According to Reuters, the total recall tally is nearly equal to the 500,000 cars Tesla supplied last year.
According to a safety study released this month, roughly 1% of recalled Model 3s may have a faulty rear-view camera.
According to a Tesla Safety Recall notice issued to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “repeated opening and closing of the trunk lid” may cause excessive wear to a cable that delivers the rear-view camera feed over time.
It goes on to say that the disappearance of the review camera display could raise the danger of accidents.
Vehicles made between 2014 and 2021 are included in the Model S recall, and some of them may have a problem with a “secondary latch” on the boot.
Tesla states that if the primary latch is unintentionally removed, the front trunk may open without warning and impair the driver’s view, increasing the risk of a crash in another Safety Recall report submitted on December 21.
According to the paper, the fault may be present in 14% of recalled Model S vehicles.
Tesla is not aware of any collisions, injuries, or deaths related to the potential flaws, according to the reports.
This isn’t the first time the electric vehicle company has had to issue a recall due to a safety issue.
Tesla agreed to make changes to its Passenger Play feature, which allows passengers to play games on the car’s touchscreen while it is in motion, last week.
It took action after the NHTSA launched an investigation.
While the car is moving, the feature will now be locked and unusable.