Tesla initially recalled a associated set of Mannequin S sedans on the finish of 2021, although the recall is now expanded. Apparently, resulting from points with a entrance trunk (frunk) latch lock, there’s an opportunity the frunk lid may pop open whereas driving. This poses a security danger since it will restrict ahead visibility.
The most recent recall impacts 2,649 Tesla Mannequin S sedans imported from the US. Tesla does not produce the Mannequin S in China, or in some other market. In truth, each the flagship Mannequin S and its counterpart, the Mannequin X SUV, are solely produced on the Tesla Fremont manufacturing facility in California.
The Mannequin S recall in China applies to automobiles produced between October 14, 2015, and August 23, 2020. The actual automobiles have a secondary latch alignment that is described as “barely backward,” which may forestall it from locking. Nevertheless, the frunk’s main latching system is unaffected.
When the Mannequin S’ main latch is by accident launched, the frunk may all of a sudden open whereas the automobile is in movement since there’s an opportunity the secondary latch is not correctly locked.
Tesla recalled 19,697 imported Mannequin S EVs on December 31, 2021, for associated causes. The earlier recall impacted such sedans produced in Fremont between January 21, 2015, and November 18, 2020.
Tesla will deal with the newest recall by inspecting the frunk lid’s secondary latch lock. If the locking system is not functioning correctly and preserving the frunk lid closed when the first lock is launched whereas the automobile is in movement, Tesla will reposition and reinstall the secondary latch with the correct alignment. Each the inspection and restore will likely be carried out freed from cost.
If you happen to personal a Mannequin S that is probably impacted, Tesla encourages you to contact a service heart as quickly as doable. Within the meantime, the automaker says to drive with warning till you possibly can have the automobile inspected and, if wanted, the restore carried out.
Whereas the overwhelming majority of Tesla’s remembers might apply to fixes that may be dealt with through free and handy over-the-air software program updates, that is yet one more current Tesla recall that does require a bodily go to and a possible restore.