Tesla Recall In Effect for 90,000 Model S Cars

Tesla, the American electric car maker has announced that is recalling 90,000 of its Model S vehicles due to a potential issue with the seatbelt system in the cars.

The Tesla recall is a voluntary one spurred on by one incident in Europe.

According to Business Insider, one Telsa owner sitting in the front passenger seat in Europe turned around in her seat to speak to people sitting in the rear of the car, and her seat belt came unbuckled. When Tesla tested the problem, it confirmed similar problems and issued the recall.

The issue is only impacting the Model S and a company spokesperson told Business Insider that the recall was being done out of an “abundance of caution.”

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors. Photo Credit: Maurizio Pesce/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors. Photo Credit: Maurizio Pesce/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Tesla broke the news to customers in an email.

From the email sent to Tesla customers (obtained by The Next Web):

“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.)”

Tesla has asked all Model S customers to schedule an appointment at a Tesla service facility so they can do an inspection.

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