Tesla recalls 2,649 U.S.-made Model S in China, blames defective back cover

According to CnEVPost, Tesla has issued a safety recall notice for 2,649 US-made Model S luxury electric sedans produced in China. These Tesla Model S sedans have a faulty trunk lid that pops open while driving, posing a safety risk to the vehicle and other vehicles. Interestingly, Tesla recalled several Model S sedans for the same reason in late 2021, and now the recall has been expanded.

go through:
HT car station

Updated on:
March 26, 2023 at 07:46 am

The recall of Tesla Model S vehicles is affected by a faulty rear lid that pops open while driving, posing a safety risk.

The report states that the front trunk latch of the affected Tesla Model S sedans is faulty. This makes it possible for the trunk lid to open suddenly while driving. This can pose a safety risk as it limits the driver’s forward visibility.

Also read: Fourth-gen Porsche Cayenne EV to be built at VW Group’s Slovak plant

The report also said the affected Tesla Model S was produced between October 14, 2015, and August 23, 2020. The secondary latch alignment for these particular vehicles is described as being slightly rearward, which may prevent it from locking. However, frunk’s main locking system claims to be unaffected.

The report also said that when the primary latch of a Tesla Model S is accidentally released, the trunk could suddenly open while the EV is still in motion because the secondary latch may not have locked properly. Tesla previously recalled 19,167 Model S sedans on December 31, 2021 for similar reasons. The cars affected by the recall were last produced between January 21, 2015 and November 18, 2020.

Tesla does not manufacture Model S vehicles in China or in other countries around the world other than the United States. The Tesla Model S, the automaker’s flagship sedan, is produced at the Fremont, California, plant alongside the Tesla Model X SUV.

The automaker will inspect the auxiliary latches of the trunk lids of the affected cars. If the locking system fails to function properly and the trunk lid remains closed when the primary lock is released while the car is in motion, Tesla will reposition and reinstall the secondary lock and reinstall it in the correct alignment without charging the consumer any fees.

First published date: Mar 26, 2023 at 07:46 AM CST


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *