The thought of your car’s hood flying open while cruising down the highway is a terrifying one, to say the least. For owners of roughly 119,000 model-year 2014-21 Tesla Model S sedans, it could be more than just a scary idea. Tesla has issued a recall for the cars’ front trunk hood latch assembly, which may be misaligned.
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A misaligned latch assembly could prevent the secondary hood latch from engaging. If the primary latch is accidently released while driving and the secondary latch doesn’t engage, the hood could open and obstruct the driver’s view, increasing the risk of a crash.
To fix the problem, Tesla will inspect and reposition the latch assembly, as necessary, for free. Owners will be notified by mail starting Feb. 18, 2022. For more information, owners can call the automaker at 877-798-3752, call NHTSA’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit the NHTSA website to check for recalls by vehicle identification number.
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