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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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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 China EV blogger Alysha Webb reports, Tesla's explanation for the l ...
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Elon Musk named his Tesla Model S 'Old Faithful,' he tells Colbert

Jul 25 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

The Montclair Film Festival Presents: In Conversation - Jimmy Fallon And Stephen Colbert
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 Colbert. ...
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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

The Montclair Film Festival Presents: In Conversation - Jimmy Fallon And Stephen Colbert
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 ...
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2016 Acura NSX Fire, Hellcat Driven, Tesla At The ‘Ring: The Week In Reverse

Jul 25 2014 10:29am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Photographers surround the Acura NSX con
The 2016 Acura NSX is spied testing at the Nürburgring and burns to the ground the next day, we drive the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and learn why that engine won’t end up in the Viper, and Tesla’s Model S succumbs to the rigors of the ‘Ring. It’s The Wee ...
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GM's Tesla-Fighting 'Moon Shot' Is A 200-Mile… Sonic?

Jul 24 2014 5:55pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

GM Chairman And CEO Dan Akerson Speaks At National Press Club
GM is building an EV. That's a given. And when former CEO Dan Akerson said the automaker assembled a team to investigate how Tesla could upend the auto industry , there was an assumption that GM's next full-fledged EV would compete with Tesla's volume sedan, the Model 3. Now comes word that it ...
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Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Jul 24 2014 10:16am CDT | Source: Autoblog

DIRECTV Celebrates The Second Season Of ROGUE
Filed under: Truck, Etc., Government/Legal, Toyota, Celebrities Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn't enough to get her out of a speeding ticket. "I wasn't speeding. I was qualify ...
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Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Jul 24 2014 10:10am CDT | Source: Autoblog

DIRECTV Celebrates The Second Season Of ROGUE
Filed under: Truck, Etc., Government/Legal, Toyota, Celebrities Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn't enough to get her out of a speeding ticket. "I w ...
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Tesla's gigafactory could make electric cars rival gas cars

Jul 23 2014 8:05pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

Activists Rally For Immigration Reform In New York
The massive lithium-ion battery plant is slated to open in 2017 and is said to bring down the battery cost per kWh by 30 ...
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TopSpeed Podcast Episode 021 LIVE

Jul 23 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE - Music Matters Presented By Nissan
Ladies and Gentleman, tomorrow is the TopSpeed Podcast day. Or Thursday as the boring people call it. We would love it if you would join us for the 21st Episode of our awesome podcast LIVE tomorrow at Noon (1200 EDT).This week I get to talk about the Nissan Versa Note, Justin had a Miata, and Mark played around with a Lexus IS convertible.For the news portion of our show we have the Tesla Model III, spy shot ...
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2015 VW e-Golf Vs. Golf TDI, Tesla Model X Prep, 2015 Ford F-150 Engine Details: Today's Car News

Jul 23 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Ford Posts Strong Second Quarter Earnings
Today on Green Car Reports: We drive the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car and Golf TDI diesel back to back, Tesla halts Model S assembly to prepare for the Model X, and Ford details fuel-efficient engines for the 2015 F-150. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric or diesel? We compare the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf and ...
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