Published on January 2nd, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Tesla Recalling 475,000 Cars, Used AP Tesla’s HOW?
Will your used AP imported Tesla get recalled and fixed by the Malaysian dealer?
In recent months there has been few Malaysian approved permit car importers selling brand new and also used Tesla electric cars with a local warranty. The Tesla Model 3 is being sold by PEKEMA members for RM289,000 and it comes 8 year battery warranty and a 4 year product warranty.
Now comes news from Reuters that Tesla is recalling more than 475,000 of its Model 3 and Model S electric cars to address rearview camera and trunk issues that increase the risk of crashing, the U.S. road safety regulator said on Thursday last week.
So, the question we are asking is this. Will Malaysian sold Tesla’s be covered by this recall? Or will it quietly swept under the rug?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been discussing another camera issue with the automaker, while probing the company’s driver assistant system.
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.
The U.S. electric vehicle manufacturer is recalling 356,309, year 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles to address rearview camera issues and 119,009 Model S vehicles due to front hood problems, the federal regulator said.
For Model 3 sedans, “the rearview camera cable harness may be damaged by the opening and closing of the trunk lid, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying,” the NHTSA said.
Tesla identified 2,301 warranty claims and 601 field reports regarding the issue for U.S. vehicles. For Model S vehicles, latch problems may lead a front trunk to open “without warning and obstruct the driver’s visibility, increasing the risk of a crash,” the company said.
Tesla said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths related to the issues cited in the recall of Model 3 and Model S cars, the NHTSA said.
Tesla shares fell as much as 3 percent in the morning but rebounded and were last trading slightly higher around $1,088.76. The world’s most valuable automaker is expected to report record quarterly vehicles deliveries as early as Saturday.
This month, the NHTSA said it was talking with Tesla about side-view camera issues in some vehicles. CNBC had reported that Tesla was replacing defective repeater cameras in the front fenders of some U.S.-made vehicles without recalling the parts.
The NHTSA has been investigating 580,000 Tesla vehicles over the automaker’s decision to allow games to be played on car screens while they are in motion.
Tesla has subsequently agreed to remove such gaming features while its cars are moving, according to the NHTSA.
Under pressure from the NHTSA, Tesla in February agreed to recall 135,000 vehicles with touch-screen displays that could fail and raise the risk of a crash.
In August, the agency opened a formal safety probe into Tesla Inc’s driver assistance system Autopilot after a series of crashes involving Tesla models and emergency vehicles.