Tesla recently announced the recall of over 120,000 vehicles due to potential issues with the doors that could cause them to open unexpectedly during a crash. This is the second recall in recent months for Tesla, the first being an issue with the touchscreen display.
Tesla is saying that the door latch issue could cause the door to open in an accident, which would of course pose significant safety risks. The recall affects the Tesla Model Xs manufactured from the 2016 to 2018 model years. Tesla is recommending that owners of vehicles from those years park their vehicles outside until the repairs are complete, and to not allow anyone to travel in the affected car if the door does not close properly.
Tesla is providing an update to the software that will help detect a faulty door latch and alert the owner. They are working on an updated latch design that will begin production in June.
Tesla has had a history of recalls due to safety concerns, ranging from the recent touchscreen issue to a seat belt problem from a few years ago. It is important to keep up to date with recall notifications, and to have your car serviced promptly to ensure that it is safe.