European Union: Recall of Tesla cars presenting a risk of opening the bonnet while driving


European UnionRecall of Tesla cars with a risk of opening the hood while driving

Tesla Model S and Model 3 models from 2014 to 2021 are affected by the measure, taken by the European Commission. The number of vehicles affected was not disclosed.

The defect

The defect “may lead to stress fractures along the hood latch striker.”


The European Commission has ordered the recall of cars You’re here Model S and Model 3 produced since 2014, due to a fragile front cover, according to an alert posted online on Friday.

Increased accident risk

According to this reminder on the site of the Commission “Safety Gate” and taken up in France by the government site “Rappel conso”, “at high speed, the air inlet between the bonnet and the radiator grille causes vibrations in the bonnet” of the affected Tesla sedans.

“This can lead to stress fractures along the hood latch striker and its separation from the hood, causing the hood to pop open,” a possibility that “increases the risk of an accident,” according to the same source.

From 2014 to 2021

This recall covers production years 2014-2021 of these models from american manufacturer, a specialist in electric cars, according to the two sites. No information was immediately available on the number of vehicles affected.


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