In the statement made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was stated that the rear view cameras mounted on a group of electric vehicles produced by Tesla are likely to malfunction, increasing the risk of accidents.
Accordingly, it was noted that Tesla recalled 475,000 Model 3 and Model S electric vehicles.
While the US safety regulator said that it was recalling Model 3 and Model S electric cars, he stated that there were malfunctions in the rear view cameras, especially in the sedan Model 3.
Stating that malfunctions can increase the risk of accidents, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after the news, Tesla shares fell 2.3 percent in transactions before the market opening.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that the US electric vehicle manufacturer recalled 356,309 Model 3s produced between 2017-2020 to fix rear-view camera problems, and 119,9 Model S vehicles due to front hood problems.
It was emphasized that the total number of vehicles recalled is almost the same as the number of vehicles Tesla delivered last year.
For Model 3 sedans, NHTSA said, "rear view camera wiring can be damaged by opening and closing the tailgate, preventing the rear view camera image from being displayed."
Tesla said that for Model S vehicles, front hood latch problems can increase the risk of a crash by causing a trunk to "open without warning and obstruct the driver's view."