Tesla Motors announced a recall for all 90,000 Model S cars because of just a single incident report, which indicated an issue with the front seat belt.
Tesla is getting ready for a massive recall, and all its 90,000 Model S will have to be investigated for an issue with the front seat belt that was not properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner. This problem was recently found in a single car in Europe, Tesla said in an e-mail to customers on Friday. “This vehicle was not involved in a crash and there were no injuries. However, in the event of a crash, a seat belt in this condition would not provide full protection.” Deliveries of the Model S began in June 2012 and, as Tesla does not have yearly variants of the same model, this means all cars beginning with that year, including the P85D, are affected by the voluntary recall.
The seat belt issue was found two weeks ago, being discovered by an European owner, thus forcing Tesla to launch an investigation for 3,000 cars and also for its production line. The company said it has not found other problems, but it wants to be certain that all seat belts are properly working. Therefore, all the Tesla S owners are requested to come for an inspection. “In early November, a customer sitting in the front passenger seat turned to speak with occupants in the rear and the seat belt became disconnected,” a Tesla representative said. “The seat belt is anchored to the outboard lap pretensioner through two anchor plates that are bolted together. The bolt that was supposed to tie the two anchors together wasn’t properly assembled.”