Tesla Recalls Certain 2013 Model S Vehicles Due to Seat Defect

Passenger seat can break during an accident on certain models

Jun 20 2013, 2:30pm CDT | by

Tesla Recalls Certain 2013 Model S Vehicles Due to Seat Defect

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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