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

On March 26, 2021, Tesla recalled almost 120,000 Model X and Model Y vehicles from the 2016-2021 model years over an issue that could potentially cause a door to open unexpectedly during a crash. According to the recall announcement, the latching system issue could cause the left or right rear door to open even in a crash, increasing the risk of injury to passengers. The recall affects 64,956 Model X vehicles, 54,731 Model Y vehicles sold in the U.S., and 253 in Canada. Tesla is aware of no crashes or injuries related to this issue.


Tesla’s recall requires all impacted owners to take their vehicles in for service. During the service center visit, Tesla’s service technicians will inspect the Model X and Model Y door latching systems. If any issue is found, the technicians will replace them at no cost to the customer.

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