U.S. safety agency discussing Tesla camera replacements

“Reports of a service campaign repair to malfunctioning front-end cameras that are critical to Tesla’s driver assistance suite is important enough to the safety of the vehicle to merit exploration by NHTSA,” said Jason K. Levine, executive director at Center for Auto Safety.

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Thursday it is discussing with Tesla (TSLA.O) its decision to replace cameras in some U.S. vehicles.

CNBC reported on Monday Tesla was replacing front fender cameras in several hundred Model S, X and 3 vehicles due to faulty circuit boards inside but had not issued a recall.

NHTSA said it is “monitoring all data sources” including consumer complaints, and also urged “the public to let NHTSA know if they think their vehicle may have a safety defect that isn’t part of a current recall.”

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