Rabu, 19 Juni 2013

Recall Up Date: 2013 Tesla Model S

The Problem: Tesla redesigned the seat striker bracket for the left-hand second-row seat in its Model S electric sedan, which secures the seat in place. However, the new design meant that a different method was used for aligning the striker plate during production, which weakened the bonds and welds holding the striker plate in place. That could allow the seat to move forward in a crash, although Tesla notes that it has no reports of this happening in a customer car, nor any reports of injuries resulting from this problem.

The Fix: Tesla will contact owners of affected Model S sedans and pick up the vehicles so the the striker plate and latch mechanism can be inspected. The company will also install extra bracing to help reinforce the mounting plate. Owners don’t have to visit a Tesla store themselves, and are eligible for a loaner Model S while the repair takes place. The company has also changed its assembly methods and retrained technicians on alignment of the seat striker plate to prevent this problem occurring on future cars.

Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 1228 2013 Tesla Model S sedans built between May 10 and June 8, 2013. Cars that are still unsold at the factory have already had the fix applied.

Thanks to: Motor Trend

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