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Tesla recalls just as many cars delivered in a single year

The Tesla Model 3 (top) and Tesla Model S (bottom) have been recalled. (Tesla)

Tesla has recalled 356,309 Model 3 and 119,009 Model S electric cars following a pair of safety reports released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The safety reports leading to the recall highlight issues with the rear camera of the Tesla Model 3s manufactured between 2017-2020 and issues with the front-trunk of Model Ses manufactured between 2014-2021.

The 475,318 cars recalled are almost equal to the half a million cars Tesla delivered last year, according to Reuters.

The report states that repeated opening and closing of the trunk on the Model 3 causes damage to a cable connected to the rear-view camera. When that cable is severed the camera feed is no longer displayed on the display, decreasing the driver’s visibility and increasing the risk of collision.

The Model S recall is due to an issue with the secondary latch which helps hold the front trunk in place. If the primary latch is unintentionally released the lid could open and obstruct the driver’s view.

While nearly half a million cars have been recalled, the reports estimate that only 1% of Model 3s and 14% of Model Ses experienced the issues.

This news comes just one week after Tesla opted to disable the “passenger play” feature in the company’s cars. In early December, the NHTSA brought up concerns to the Austin-based electric car company regarding the “passenger play” feature, later opening an official probe into the use of the feature on Dec. 22.

Tesla officially moved its headquarters to Austin this month at the completion of phase 1 of Giga Texas in southeast Travis County.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway