Tesla, Inc. is recalling all 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles, specifically, an estimated 356,309 cars, because the rearview camera cable harness may be damaged by the opening and closing of the trunk lid, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying.
A rearview camera that malfunctions reduces the driver’s rear view, increasing the likelihood of a collision.
To fix the problem, Tesla Service will inspect and install a guide protector and new cable harness as necessary, at no charge to owners.
Owner notification letters will be mailed Feb. 18, 2022. Owners can reach Tesla customer service at (877) 798-3752. Tesla's reference number for this recall is SB-21-17-008.
In other news, Tesla is recalling approximately 119,009 2014-2021 Model S vehicles for a front hood issue. Specifically, the front trunk latch assembly may be misaligned, preventing the secondary hood latch from engaging.
This means the hood could open unexpectedly, obstructing the driver’s view and upping the chances for a crash. To remedy the matter, Tesla Service will inspect and reposition the latch assembly as necessary, free of charge.