Tesla Recalls Literally Every Model S
Tesla stock took a hit last week over news that the company was issuing a recall covering all of its Model S cars. That's a total of 90,000 vehicles that will need to come in for a service check to be sure that the seat belts in every single Model S out there are properly connected. Don't panic if you happen to own a Model S, as the recall was issued after just one case in which a front seat belt wasn't properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner. The faulty seat belt was discovered in a car that was not in a crash and there were no injuries related to the problem. Tesla is simply preferring to double check them all. RELATED: See Images of the Tesla Model S P85D
The problem was found on a Model S in Europe and prompted Tesla to inspect the seat belts in over 3,000 of its vehicles. They checked out cars from the whole production run of the Model S and didn't find any issues, but that wasn't enough to convince them that it was an isolated incident. According to Autoblog, Tesla set an email to owners of the Model S explaining the situation and notifying them that they can schedule an inspection.
Official recall notices will follow in the mail to be doubly sure that everyone knows to bring their cars in for service. The email also instructed those who are worried that they can check this on their own by pulling firmly on the lap portion of the seat belt with at least 80 pounds of force. A service check will still need to be performed, but this might set the minds of some owners at ease while they wait for that appointment.
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