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Tesla Issues Recall for Some Model S Sedans

June 19, 2013

Tesla Seat Latch Recal

By Leslie Spellman :: 9:32 AM

Electric automaker Tesla has issued a voluntary recall on a small number of its Model S electric sedans after issues were found with bracket and latch hardware that attaches the rear seats to the vehicle.

Although no issues or injuries due to the defect have been reported to Tesla, the company warns that the defect in the hardware could allow the seat back to come loose in an accident and harm passengers. A weld point on the latch itself was identified as the possible point of failure.

Tesla is currently contacting customers who are affected by the recall, which covers all Model S sedans made between May 10 and June 8 of this year. The company will pick up the car from the customer, and provide a loaner vehicle during the repair process, which should only take “a few hours,” according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

According to a statement posted on Tesla’s website:

“Given the paramount importance of safety, we would like to reinforce the left striker bracket on cars produced during this period. This work has already been performed on cars that were in the factory, so the recall applies only to cars delivered in mid to late May and early June.”

Tesla apologizes for the inconvenience the recall has caused to its customers.

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