Tesla has announced its largest-ever recall, affecting nearly 90,000 Model S units.
The recall is the result of a single report for a front seat belt not being properly connected, which came from Europe earlier this month. Bloomberg reports all 90,000 Model S cars delivered to customers are affected by the recall.
“Tesla recently found a Model S in Europe with a front seat belt that was not properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner,” the producer explained in an e-mail to customers. “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.”
Before announcing the recall, Tesla inspected around 3,000 vehicles and couldn’t find any problems. Still, the company decided to examine all models.
“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 told Bloomberg. “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.”
Since the recall announcement, Tesla shares slid 1.9 percent to $217.59 at 2:38 p.m. New York time, on November 20.