Tesla is recalling 120,000 vehicles in the US due to door safety issues
December 23, 2023

Tesla is recalling 120,000 vehicles in the US due to door safety issues

For the second time in the last two weeks, billionaire Ilona Musk’s car company Tesla is withdrawing its vehicles from the market in the United States. This time, Tesla is recalling 120,000 Model S and X vehicles manufactured between 2021 and 2023, due to a safety issue that could result in the doors unlocking and opening during a crash.

According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this problem increases the risk of injury and means that electric cars of this type do not meet the federal safety contribution.

The company has already released an over-the-air (OTA) update to fix the problem, and the public expects notification letters to be sent to owners in February next year, Engadget writes.

Earlier this month, Tesla already recalled more than two million electric vehicles due to another issue related to the safety of the Autopilot mode. And then the company launched a free OTA update with features aimed at making sure drivers still pay attention while using the system.

Despite the safety issues, Tesla continues to operate, and its vehicles dominated the European market in the first half of this year. Whether this will remain the case in the next year precisely because of the mentioned problems, we will see at the semi-annual cross-section of the automobile market.