Tesla recalls 500,000 electric cars due to technical defects (Update)

The electric car giant launched Tesla Extensive recall of hundreds of thousands of Model 3 and S due to technical defects that may increase the risk of accidents.

The recall includes Tesla models from 2014 through 2021, and the total number of vehicles is nearly half a million cars delivered by the company last year.

The summons caused a backlash Tesla shares It rose 3% on Thursday morning, but rebounded to a slight rise at $1,088.76.

Calling in China

Hours after announcing a recall of cars in the United States, Tesla announced the recall of nearly 200,000 cars in China due to similar problems in the luggage compartment and front hood.

The recall includes about 19,697 “Model S” cars, and nearly 180,000 “Model 3” cars.

And the State Administration for Market Regulatory in China said today, Friday, that the American company will inspect cars for free and repair the defect.

She explained that the defect could affect the driver’s vision, and would increase the risk of collision.

Tesla Model 3 car interior

Huge summoning campaign

The recall campaign launched by Tesla includes about 356 thousand and 309 cars from “Model 3Made between 2017-2020, to address the rear-view camera issue, and about 119,000 Model S vehicles due to front bonnet issues, according to the website.CNBC“.

The report of the National Highway Safety Administration revealed that the cable for the rear-view camera for “Model 3” sedan cars may be damaged as a result of opening and closing the luggage compartment lid, and this will prevent the image from displaying on the screen in front of the driver.

As for the disadvantages of the cars”Model SThey are more dangerous, as a faulty front bonnet can open the trunk without warning and obstruct the driver’s vision, increasing the risk of accidents.

The company told the National Safety Administration that it had received 2,305 warranty claims and 601 reports that may be related to these defects, but no injuries or deaths were reported.

It appears that Tesla has resorted to recalling Model 3 cars as a safety precaution.

The company estimates that only 1% of this model will be affected by the problem, but for the Model S, about 14% of cars may be affected by a faulty front cover.

Other investigations

The National Safety Administration is also conducting a formal investigation after 580,000 cars have been sold since 2017, due to the company’s decision to allow games to be played on the head-up displays while the car is in motion, and later agreed to stop playing video games on the car’s screens while the car was in motion.

In February, the company agreed to recall 135,000 vehicles because touch screens can malfunction and increase the risk of accidents under pressure from the National Safety Administration.

In August, the National Safety Administration opened a formal safety investigation into the driver assistance system in cars The US company after a series of accidents.

Although Tesla’s shares have fallen by as much as 3%, they can afford it, this year the company’s shares have jumped nearly 50%, the first time they have seen a sharp rise in the share price in one year.

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