New Tesla Recall To Impact Nearly 2,800 Vehicle Owners

2021 has been something of a troubling year for Tesla when it comes to product defects. Earlier in the year, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration asked Tesla to recall more than 150,000 Model S and Model X EVs due to issues with the display screen, window defogger, backup camera, and additional safety functions. The recall was recommended in January and Tesla eventually did recall 134,951 2016-2018 Model X vehicles and 2012-2018 Model S vehicles a few weeks later in early February.

These early 2021 recalls weren’t the last for Tesla, and in October another near 2,800 vehicles are being recalled for serious issues affecting the sounding suspension. This recall affects Model 3 Tesla vehicles from years 2019 through 2021, as well as Model Y vehicles from 2020-2021. The issue bringing about this most recent recall sees the left lateral link coming loose from the vehicle chassis, and while no injuries have been reported due to the defect yet, a detachment could lead to devastating consequences for Southwest Florida drivers and passengers.

For either the February recall or the October recall, Tesla is offering repairs for no charge with appointments available to be made through their Tesla app. Owners of these vehicles can either use the app to set up a service appointment or call Tesla in order to set up a time and date for display screen or suspension issues to be fixed.

These two Tesla recalls are of some interest to Southwest Florida drivers in particular, even if they may not own Tesla vehicles themselves. Florida based Hertz recently announced in October their plan to purchase 100,000 Tesla vehicles to form an all-new EV fleet for their rental car service. Tourists to the Southwest Florida area or those who may require a Hertz rental car for any reason may be issued one of the affected Tesla models through this new 100,000 vehicle purchase. These rental vehicles are expected to hit roads all across the country beginning in November of 2021.

What To Do If Your Vehicle Has Been Recalled

Whether you’ve been affected by the latest Tesla recalls, or any vehicle recall, your first course of action should be to contact your local dealership to have the necessary repairs made straight away. In many cases, recall notices are received and issues are able to be fixed before injuries occur, but this isn’t always the case. For instance, Volkswagen recalls in late 2020 and early 2021 saw several drivers and passengers injured by faulty airbags before vehicles could be recalled and repairs made.

If you’ve been injured by a defective vehicle your first move after getting medical attention should be to seek the assistance and guidance of a skilled personal injury attorney. Defective product cases can be tricky, particularly when you’re going up against big-time vehicle manufacturers with experienced legal teams. Your personal injury attorney will be able to guide you through the process of obtaining evidence, negotiating a settlement, and even bringing your case to court if the need arises.

At, we’re happy to serve the entire Southwest Florida area with their personal injury representation needs if they ever find themselves injured by a defective product. To learn more about our services and what we can do for you, contact us at today.

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