Elon Musk-owned electric car maker Tesla has issued voluntary recalls for nearly half-a-million vehicles to address potential failures in their trunk latching system, media reports said.
The recalls apply to all Model 3 units released between 2017 and 2020, as well as certain Model S units, The Verge reported.
For Model 3, Tesla believes the opening and closing of the trunk could damage the cable harness attaching the rear view camera, causing the camera to unexpectedly fail. The Model S issue is more serious, potentially preventing the front trunk from fully latching, as per the report. According to documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by Tesla, 475,318 vehicles have been subjected to recall, comprising 356,309 Model 3 vehicles and 119,109 Model S vehicles. Tesla estimates that only 1 percent of Model 3 vehicles will actually display the defect, compared to 14 percent of the recalled Model S vehicles, the report said.