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Every Tesla Model S to be recalled over seatbelt issue

Tesla has issued a global recall of 90,000 Tesla Model S vehicles to check for a possible defect in the front seatbelt assemblies.

TESLA HAS SENT an email to 90,000 Tesla Model S owners advising them to take their vehicle to their local Tesla service centre to have the front seat belt assemble checked for a possible defect. The voluntary recall comes after one incident logged in Europe; there was no injury associated with the incident, Tesla said.

This isn’t the first time Tesla has launched a global recall and last year the company recalled more than 20,000 Model S sedans over a charging issue that could lead to a fire hazard, and in 2013 recalled a thousand Model S sedans to check on the strength of the rear seat mounting brackets.

Here’s what the email Tesla sent out said:

“We are sending you this email to inform you of a proactive action Tesla is taking to ensure your safety. Tesla recently found a Model S in Europe with a front seat belt that was not properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner. This vehicle was not involved in a crash and there were no injuries. However, in the event of a crash, a seatbelt in this condition would not provide full protection. First and foremost, we care about your safety.

“This is the only customer vehicle we know of with this condition. Even though we have since inspected the seat belts in over 3,000 vehicles spanning the entire range of Model S production and found no issues, we have decided to conduct a voluntary recall as a proactive and precautionary measure to inspect all front Model S seat belts and make absolutely sure that they are properly connected. (We have no concerns regarding seat belts in the rear of Model S.)

“Our records indicate you own a Model S affected by this voluntary recall. We will be sending you an official recall notice by mail, but you don’t need to wait for this notice to schedule your free inspection.”

 


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Isaac Bober

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