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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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General Motors Supports Anti-Tesla Motors Bill In Michigan

Oct 21 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The bill sitting on Governor Rick Snyder's desk that would ban Tesla Motors from selling its cars directly to consumers in Michigan now has General Motors as a s ...
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Plug-Ins vs Fuel Cells, Tesla Franchised Dealers, Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid: Today's Car News

Oct 21 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

We've got lots of plug-in-car news today. See why plug-in hybrids are the best competitors to hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, learn about plans for Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima plug-in hybrids next year, and see why Tesla Motors may augment its company-owned stores with franchised dealers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As his compan ...
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Tesla Model D: Everything you need to know

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The all-electric Tesla Model S will soon be joined by a scarier, cleverer variant known as the Model D . Elon Musk took to the stage to give us the D, which gets ...
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Franchised Dealers Might Come, Sometime, One Day

Oct 21 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Tesla Motors' company-owned stores have provoked a bitter response from state auto-dealer associations, who view them as a threat to traditional franchised dealerships. Yet Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems to think the two business models can coexist. DON'T MISS: Michigan Car Dealers Slip One Over On Tesla, Ban Direct Sales: UPDATED In a r ...
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Tesla courts suppliers to stop bill banning direct sales in Michigan

Oct 20 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

With the fate of Tesla's sales in Michigan on the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder, the electric carmaker is looking for support from its supply base in the ...
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ONE MEEEELLION DOLLARS: James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Up for Auction

Oct 20 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The Spy Who Loved Me featured perhaps the the second most famous James Bond car of all time, after the iconic Goldfinger DB5: the Lotus Esprit S1 that went from sports car to submarine with the flick of a switch. Now, thanks to an eBay auction, you can buy one—for a million bucks. Okay, so the full-size movie prop offered in this auction can hardly be called a car. This static piece, fresh from a complete overhaul on th ...
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2015 Ford Focus Electric Price Cut, Tesla Model X Delay, Stricter EPA Gas-Mileage Testing: Today's Car News

Oct 20 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

We've got plenty of green-car news to start off your week. The 2015 Ford Focus Electric could get a price cut of $6,000, one analyst believes there's a "reasonable risk" of another Tesla Model X delay, and the EPA plans to tighten gas-mileage test rules. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Is a century-old and ver ...
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Tesla's sales limits in Michigan tightened by one word of law

Oct 20 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: Automotive News

By the removal of a personal pronoun from state law, a bill awaiting Governor Rick Snyder's signature would make it harder for Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to custom ...
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Will Tesla Model X Be Delayed Again? Analyst Says 'Reasonable Risk'

Oct 20 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

Each of its two previous models came to market later than projected, and now the third vehicle from Tesla Motors--the Model X electric crossover utility vehicle--may slip a bit more too. At least that's the expectation of Adam Jonas, the financial analyst from Morgan Stanley who's an avid follower of the Silicon Va ...
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