Tesla recalls nearly half a million cars after rearview camera and trunk issues 'increase risk of crashing'

ELON MUSK'S Tesla needs to recall almost half a million cars due to safety issues.

The car brand wants to recall 475,000 of its Model 3 and Model S electric vehicles.

Musk's car brand is recalling the cars to fix issues with their rearview cameras and trunks.

According to the U.S. road safety regulator, the problems increase the risk of crashing.

Tesla is recalling 356,309 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles.

It also needs to fix 119,009 Model S vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that the issue with the Model 3 sedans is that "the rearview camera cable harness may be damaged by the opening and closing of the trunk lid, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying".

The recalled Model S vehicles are said to have a front hood latch problem that could lead to the trunk opening without warning.

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This may obstruct a drivers visibility and cause them to crash the car.

Tesla is not said to be aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths caused by the Model 3 and Model S cars.

The NHTSA is investigating Musk's company.

Earlier this month, a taxi firm in Paris stopped using Tesla Model 3 cars after a crash killed one person and injured 20 others.

We have reached out to Tesla for comment.

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