“Troubling Tesla Recall: 120,000 Cars With Risky Doors That Could Open In A Crash.
Tesla has recalled more than 120,000 vehicles due to a potentially serious safety issue—doors that could open unexpectedly in the event of a crash. The issue was first reported in Europe, where drivers could open the doors of their Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles even when the car was in motion. Tesla launched an investigation after the reports, and eventually recalled the 120000 vehicles manufactured between February 16, 2016 and October 17, 2018 to have the door latch mechanism replaced. Tesla notes that the issue can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash, and recommends that drivers and passengers take extra precautions when driving until the repair is complete. The automaker encourages drivers to check their vehicle’s electronic logbook and to arrange an appointment with a Tesla service center if they have a vehicle included in the recall. The issue is also appearing in new models of the Tesla Model 3, and the company is investigating this issue and working on releasing a software update to fix the problem. Tesla notes that there have been no reported crashes or injuries related to this issue, but it is still taking it seriously and taking actions to protect driver and passenger safety. Though this recall is indicative of a potentially serious safety issue, and it is a reminder to drivers about the importance of understanding the risks associated with driving any vehicle. Tesla owners should always be careful to abide by all the safety rules and to properly care for their vehicles.