Tesla recalls 475,000 Model 3, S sedans for faulty rearview camera wiring

Opening and closing the trunk can damage the camera harness

Tesla is recalling greater than 475,000 Design 3 as well as Model S sedans to address an issue that can trigger the rearview video camera to stop operating, the National Freeway Traffic Safety and security Administration announced Tuesday. The project covers 2017-2020 Design 3s (representing almost 360,000 units) with an undefined variety of Model S production (NHTSA documents appears to be incomplete as of the time of publication) composing the remaining ~ 115,000 devices.

Gradually, use of the trunk lid can put on the circuitry harness which includes the cable that brings signal from the rearview electronic camera to Tesla’s main control and infotainment display. Users may observe periodic issues with the camera display screen prior to it stops working completely.

” The Model 3 trunk harness is furnished with a solid core coaxial cable that provides the rearview electronic camera feed for visibility on the facility display,” Tesla said in its recall record to NHTSA. “The coax is attached to a harness on the trunk cover and also expands or folds as the trunk opens up and also shuts. When the trunk is in a closed state, the harness folds up and also might experience a tight bend radius, worrying the core of the cable.”

“With time, repeated opening and also closing of the trunk lid may trigger excessive wear to the coax cable. If the wear causes the core of the coax cable to divide, the rearview camera feed is not noticeable on the center screen,” it claimed.

Tesla states it mail notifications to owners to resolve the recall by mid-February.