NEW YORK (AP)
Tesla is recalling certain Model 3s because the coax cable for their backup camera could become worn and unable to transmit images to the dashboard console.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all Model 3 models from 2017 to 2020 are included in the recall, with 356,309 vehicles affected. Tesla is not aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths caused by this defect.
The coax cable is attached to the harness on the trunk lid and can wear out after many times opening and closing the trunk. NHTSA said that if the core of the coax cable separates due to excessive wear, the rearview camera’s feed will not be visible on the center display, affecting the driver’s vision and increasing the risk of a collision.
Tesla will test seat belts in affected vehicles and equip belt guides to protect them from further wear if necessary. Owners who paid to replace or repair body belts for a similar problem prior to the recall may be eligible for reimbursement by Tesla.
Tesla discontinued the problematic bodywork at the end of the 2020 model year. All 2021 Model 3 vehicles have different belt designs.
A letter notifying the owner of this matter will be mailed beginning February 18.
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