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Tesla's Model 3 gets 5-star rating from U.S. auto safety agency

FILE PHOTO: A row of new Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles is seen at a parking lot in Richmond, California, U.S., June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc's Model 3 sedan has been awarded a five-star rating by the U.S. auto safety agency NHTSA, according to its website, saying https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2018/TESLA/MODEL%2525203/4%252520DR/RWD that the car had no recalls, investigations or complaints.

The agency has been investigating crashes involving other Tesla models, which have raised questions over the functioning of its auto-pilot system.

The company's shares were up 1.6 percent at $304 in premarket trading on Thursday.

(Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)