Nearly 500,000 Tesla Models Have Serious Defects

Tesla typically prefers to handle technical problems internally regarding its vehicles instead of issuing an official recall in coordination with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). But sometimes, there’s no choice but to work with the federal safety agency for a specific issue. Today is one of those issues. The EV carmaker has issued a recall for 475,000 examples of the Model 3 and Model S due to a rearview camera and trunk problem that increases the risk of a crash…