by Fred Lambert
Tesla (TSLA) has issued two recalls on almost half a million Model 3 and Model S vehicles.
The first recall involves the latch of the Model S’s front trunk (frunk), which could have been misassembled, leading to it opening by itself while driving.
NHTSA writes in the recall notice: “Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2014-2021 Model S vehicles. The front trunk latch assembly may be misaligned, preventing the secondary hood latch from engaging.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 113, “Hood Latch System.”
It can affect up to 119,000 Model S vehicles built between 2014 and 2021. Tesla will inspect all vehicles affected and fix the latch if required.
The rearview camera harness may be improperly assembled, which could lead to it being damaged and not working anymore.