Tesla has recently announced a recall for a number of Model S sedans, because of a potential problem with a seat latch.
According to the car manufacturer, owners of the Tesla Model S will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a potential problem with a seat latch. Tesla says that because of side alignment adjustments made in the factory, the welded section of the seat was compromised and weakened. No reports on a detached weld have been received so far, or any complaints from customers or regulators, so no accidents or injuries have been related to this issue.
Tesla says that the Model S sedans affected by this recall have been produced between the 10th of May and the 8th of June 2013. Owners will be contacted by the carmaker and the company’s dealers will conduct the repairs / replacements free of charge. As a quick reminder, the Tesla Model S has been in production since 2012 and it’s currently being assembled in Fremont, California, U.S. The model has a rear-wheel drive, rear-motor layout and it’s available in three versions, the 85 kWh, with 420 HP (310 kW) and 600 Nm of torque (443 lb-ft), the 85 kWh with 360 HP (270 kW) and 440 Nm of torque (325 lb-ft) and 60 kWh, with 302 HP (225 kW) and 430 Nm of torque (317 lb-ft).