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Tesla Recalls Certain 2013 Model S Vehicles Due to Seat Defect

Tesla Recalls Certain 2013 Model S Vehicles Due to Seat Defect

Jun 20 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by

Passenger seat can break during an accident on certain models

Tesla Motors has been incredibly successful with its new Model S electric vehicles. The car has a long driving range and very impressive performance. One of the only downside to the vehicle is that...

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Tesla Recalls Certain 2013 Model S Vehicles Due to Seat Defect

Jun 20 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by

Passenger seat can break during an accident on certain models

Tesla Motors has been incredibly successful with its new Model S electric vehicles. The car has a long driving range and very impressive performance. One of the only downside to the vehicle is that they are expensive. Word has surfaced that Tesla has now issued a recall on certain 2013 Model S electric vehicles.

The vehicles covered in the recall were manufactured between May 10, 2013 and June 8, 2013. Tesla says that an improper method for aligning the left-hand seatback striker to the bracket could have weakened the weld between the bracket and the frame of the vehicle. That weak link introduces the possibility that in an accident the left-hand seatback may not stay mounted.

If the seat broke loose during an accident, it could increase the risk of injury to passengers. Tesla plans to begin notifying owners of affected vehicles and will have the vehicles into authorized service centers to inspect left-hand second row strikers. Tesla will add additional mounting hardware to ensure a proper joint between the bracket in the frame at no cost.

 
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Aug 20 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

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The Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors seems to be in the news almost every day. Over the last two weeks, the company faced fallout over glitches in early Model S cars, and upgraded its powertrain warranty. It also turned the screws on states competing for its multibi ...
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Aug 19 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Here's how Tesla builds its Supercharger sites

Aug 19 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

So you want to drive your Tesla Model S across the country and pay for zero electricity? Cool story. Tesla says that's not a problem with its fancy Supercharger stations. But how exactly does Tesla build those Superch ...
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Aug 19 2014 12:16pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

From hot-rodded Mustangs to the S7 supercar, Steve Saleen made a name wringing horsepower out of eight-cylinder Ford engines. His eponymous firm’s latest creation, though, is something different. And after a lengthy gestation, the Saleen FourSixteen, a modified Tesla Model S, has finally made its debut at Pebble Beach. RELATED: The 2015 Saleen S302 Mustang looks wicked The car’s quoted output of 416 hp remai ...
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Tesla Offers an Infinite-Mile Warranty for the Model S

Aug 19 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

While buying a Tesla Model S requires customers to fork out at least $69,000, owning one is more than affordable, given the fact that you don’t have to visit the gas station unless you need a sandwich and a soda. As of August 2014, current and future owners have one more reason to be happy with their all-electric sedan, as Tesla has extended the drive unit warranty for the 85 kWh sedan to match that of the battery back. Specifically, both the battery and the drivetrain now benefit f ...
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Lotus spotted testing more extreme Elise on the Nordschleife

Aug 19 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, Convertible, Performance, Lotus If we had a nickel for every version of the Elise that Lotus has rolled out over the years, we might actually have enough spare change to buy one ourselves. And we're not even talking about the entire separate models (like the Exige and Europa) that Lotus has based on the Elise's platform or the other automakers' cars (like the Tesla Roadster and Hennessey Venom GT) that have used the same. And ...
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Aug 19 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S. Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on the company's Supercharger network, which can now facilitate a cross-country trip on one route, with more to ...
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Tesla Expands Eight-Year, “Infinite-Mile” Model S Battery Warranty to EV’s Powertrain

Aug 19 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Everyone knows there’s no coming back from the “infinite dog dare” schoolyard taunt—once it’s said, whoever it was aimed at is in for an existential review of their morals, danger comprehension, and whether their tongue actually will stick to that frozen flagpole. Someone, perhaps Tesla Motors’ marketing folks, levied a similar reproach to CEO Elon Musk, because he has just introduced some next-level warranty news ...
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Ride The Lightning - 2012 Tesla Model S Review

Aug 19 2014 7:27am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The newest bit of kit in the Classic Car Club is something different. It's the American-made, all-electric Tesla Model S. We've all heard the reviews, but after 500 miles of polar-bear friendly motoring, Classic Car Club can finally tell you what it's ...
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