In May, Tesla has repeatedly been forced to issue recalls. On May 10, 129,960 electric cars were recalled due to an overheating infotainment system. On Friday, another recall was announced, this time for nearly a half a million cars made by Tesla for a host of new safety issues.
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 30, 2021
The Tesla Model 3 has shown issues with its rearview camera which can cause it to fail to display an image for drivers. The Model S has shown issues with the front trunk, which can randomly open. In both cases, vehicles are rendered unsafe for drivers.
According to Reuters:
‘The model years affected in the recall range from 2014 to 2021, and the total number of recalled vehicles is almost equivalent to the half a million vehicles Tesla delivered last year.’
Maybe this "Musk wants to bring Trump back to Twitter" news is all a fog to keep us from talking about the 130K Teslas that got recalled. Six major news sites have reported this in the last 10 hours, but Twitter is grinding on about something else.https://t.co/UNHU0y8JBk
— Joshua Dysart (@JoshuaDysart) May 10, 2022
Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that Tesla is unaware of any deaths or injuries caused thus far by the Model S or Model 3 Teslas, issues with Tesla’s vehicles seem to be rising with an alarming frequency. The problems with those two models have also been a frequent issue for owners.
‘Tesla identified 2,301 warranty claims and 601 field reports regarding the issue for U.S. vehicles.’
— Ronni is the Thrilla from Manila (@LovesTheWords) May 21, 2022
While Tesla’s CEO busies himself with Twitter trolling, the company is facing actual consequences for their failure to keep drivers safe in their vehicles. Earlier issues are still under scrutiny by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
‘In August, the NHTSA opened a formal safety probe into Tesla Inc’s driver assistance system Autopilot after a series of crashes involving Tesla models and emergency vehicles.’
Tesla to recall over 100,000 vehicles in China https://t.co/3zF9BnOxnZ
— Sunburst Markets (@sunburstmarkets) May 17, 2022