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

In August of 2019, potential faulty door issues in certain Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years prompted a recall of 120,000 vehicles. The problem could cause the doors to open unintentionally in a crash, posing a risk of injury for occupants of the car.

Tesla announced that the recall affects vehicles that are equipped with power-operated rear doors that may have a faulty latching mechanism. The company advised owners to bring them into a Tesla service center to have the mechanisms inspected and, if necessary, replaced.