Due to problems in safety technology, the US traffic safety authority is calling on the electric car manufacturer Tesla to carry out a recall.
Problems in safety technology have been found in models made by the electric car manufacturer Tesla in the USA. The road safety authority NHTSA therefore asked the US company in a letter on Wednesday to get 158,000 vehicles back. According to its own information, the authority had discovered a defect in the on-board computer in these cars. As a result, the reversing camera and other safety devices do not work properly.
According to the NHTSA, the model S sedans from 2012 to 2018 and all-terrain vehicles of Model X from 2016 to 2018 are affected by the defect. Tesla is not obliged to comply with the authority’s request. If the company does not want to recall the wagons, it must provide the NHTSA with a reason.
The recall request by the supervisory authority comes in the middle of a phase in which Tesla is experiencing an extraordinary boom on the stock market. In the meantime, the company of high-tech pioneer Elon Musk is worth more than its competitors General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen combined, despite the comparatively low production figures on the stock exchanges.