Tesla recalls 120,000 vehicles over potentially faulty doors that could open in a crash

In October of 2020, American car manufacturer Tesla recalled around 120,000 of its electric vehicles worldwide due to a potential risk that the doors could unexpectedly open in a crash. The voluntary recall affects vehicles across several model years, including 2017 to 2019 models of the Model S, 2018 to 2019 Model X, and 2018 to 2019 Model 3.

Tesla says the issue is potentially caused due to a faulty attachment between the latch and striker that could potentially break and cause the doors to open when a side impact is detected. The affected vehicles will all need the attachment replaced with a stronger version, free of charge, to prevent the doors from unexpectedly opening. Tesla also says the recall does not extend to any cars that already have had the attachment replaced.

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