Malfunctioning Seatbelt Prompts Recall for All Tesla Model S Vehicles

Malfunctioning Seatbelt Prompts Recall for All Tesla Model S Vehicles
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November 23, 2015

Tesla Motors is recalling all Model S vehicles due to concerns over the safety of the seatbelts.

According to a press release from the company, the voluntarily recall stems from an isolated incident. One Model S owner in Europe discovered that the front seatbelt was not connected to the outboard lap pretensioner. This vehicle in question was not involved in a crash and there were no injuries. However, a seatbelt in this condition would not provide full protection in the event of a crash.

Tesla Motors has inspected more than 3,000 vehicles since this initial report, but found no issues. However, according to a Tesla press release, the company will recall all vehicles "as a proactive and precautionary measure to inspect all front Model S seat belts and make absolutely sure that they are properly connected."

The consumer can detect this condition by pulling very firmly on the lap portion of your seat belt with a force of at least 80 pounds. However, the company recommends that owners schedule an appointment with a Tesla technician.

According to CNN, 90,000 Model S vehicles have been sold to date.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact the Tesla Motors service team at (844) 248-3752.