Tesla Motors Recalls Mobile Charging Adapters That Could Cause Fire

Approximately 6,729 charging adapters are included in this recall

Tesla Motors Recalls Mobile Charging Adapters That Could Cause Fire
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December 19, 2016

Tesla Motors has announced a safety recall affecting certain Universal Mobile Connector Adapters, models NEMA 14-30 (part number 1018243-00-A or 1018243-00-B), NEMA 10-30 (part number 1016174-00-B), and NEMA 6-50 (part number 1016021-00-B or 1016021-00-A).

The affected adapters may have insufficient welds within the cable which can result in increased electrical resistance. This could lead to overheating or arcing, increasing the risk of a fire.

Approximately 6,729 mobile charging adapters are included in this recall.

Tesla will notify owners beginning in December 2016 and will provide them with a free replacement adapter.

For further information on this recall, contact Tesla customer service at (877) 798-3752.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.