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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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First RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars In Asia Delivered In Hong Kong

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China-spec Tesla Model S lacks navigation support because Google Maps not supported

Jul 27 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Tesla Model S owners in China are facing lack of support for navigation services but a fix is in the ...
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In China, Tesla Model S is missing one basic feature

Jul 26 2014 2:42pm CDT | Source: I4U News: Cars

Back when the Tesla Model S was launched in the US, there were some doubts and questions raised regarding the navigation system built into it and there are still a bunch of strong ...
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​Fisker's Chinese Owner Promises A New Model Once The Karma Returns

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Lu Guanqiu, the Chinese owner of Fisker and the man that pledged to go bankrupt to beat Tesla , says that a new Fisker model is coming in three years, but only after production of ...
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​Now You Can Control Your Tesla With Your Smartwatch

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In China, Tesla Model S is missing one basic feature

Jul 25 2014 5:54pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: China, Tesla, Electric There were questions about the nav system in the Tesla Model S when the vehicle launched in the US, and there are still people who don't like it. But here's the thing: the US version at least has a nav system. With the luxury electric vehicle now available in China, drivers are discovering that the car is shipping without a working navigation system at all. As ...
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Elon Musk named his Tesla Model S 'Old Faithful,' he tells Colbert

Jul 25 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

In an upcoming software update, Tesla owners can attach a name to their engine-less electric rides. For Musk, it's "Old Faithful," he tells Stephen Colbe ...
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