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356,000 Tesla Model 3 Sedans Recalled for Rearview Camera Connection

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Since 2019, all passenger vehicles have been manufactured with rearview cameras per federal mandate. Backup cameras provide extra visibility when reversing and can help a driver avoid a collision with people, objects, pets and other vehicles. When they malfunction, safety is compromised. Such is the case for roughly 356,000 Tesla Model 3 sedans.

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Affected vehicles include all model-year 2017-20 Model 3s. The rearview camera cable harness may become damaged from opening and closing the trunk lid, and the rearview camera image may not display as a result, increasing the risk of a crash.

To fix the problem, Tesla will install a guide protector and inspect the harness, replacing it as necessary. The repair is free of charge, and owners will be notified by mail in mid-February 2022. For further information, call Tesla at 877-798-3752 or visit NHTSA’s website to check for recalls by vehicle identification number.

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