Model 3 Trunk Lid Harness Retrofit

Tesla has decided to proactively recall model year 2017-2020 Model 3 vehicles to inspect and retrofit the trunk lid harness.

Is my Model 3 affected by this recall?
All owners can check if their VIN is affected by using either the Tesla VIN Recall Search or the NHTSA VIN Recall Search tool.

What is this issue and how does it affect my vehicle? 
On certain Model 3 vehicles, the trunk lid harness is equipped with a solid core coaxial cable that provides the rearview camera feed on the center display. Over time, repeated opening and closing of the trunk lid may cause excessive wear to the coaxial cable. If the wear causes the core of the coaxial cable to separate, the rearview camera feed will no longer be available. The estimated percentage of vehicles with this condition is less than 1%.

Is my car safe to drive?
We are not aware of any crashes or injuries relating to this condition. However, if the wear causes the core of the coaxial cable to separate, the rearview camera feed will no longer be available, which may affect the driver’s rear view.

If you experience a loss of rearview camera display, you may continue to operate the vehicle by performing a shoulder check and using your mirrors when backing.

How can I make an appointment for this recall?
At this time, you do not need to schedule an appointment. We will contact you when parts become available in your region.

How will Tesla repair my car and how long will it take?
At no cost to you, Tesla Service will inspect the trunk harness on affected vehicles for wear. If the amount of wear is within the specification for the coaxial cable, Tesla Service will install a guide protector to prevent further wear. If the amount of wear is beyond the specification, Tesla Service will replace the harness and install a guide protector.

The harness inspection and installation of the guide protector takes under 5 minutes to perform. If the harness requires replacement, the repair takes about 40 minutes.

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