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The company says that if the seat belt is not properly reattached, it may not function properly in a crash.

Friday, 21 July 2023 03.52

Tesla is recalling nearly 16,000 vehicles due to seat belt issues

Tesla is recalling nearly 16,000 2021-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles because some front-row seat belts may not reconnect properly after repair.

Tesla said in its safety recall report that in the vehicle, the first-row seat belts were removed from their pretensioner anchorages as part of a necessary measure to carry out repairs. But the seat belt may not reattach to its pretensioner anchor properly after repairs are made.

The company says that if the seat belt is not reattached properly, it may not function properly in a collision, which can increase the risk of injury.

US highway safety regulators opened an investigation into possible Tesla seat belt issues in March.

As of June 19, Tesla has identified 12 warranty claims regarding the issue, but the company is not aware of any accidents, injuries, or deaths that may be related to seat belt issues.

A notification letter will be sent to the owner who owns the vehicle regarding the recall. Tesla says it will perform a free inspection and connect both first-row seat belts to the anchor pretensioners if needed. If the seat belt cannot be properly connected to the pretensioner anchorage, the seat belt assembly will be replaced free of charge.

Tesla also announced the recall of more than 1,300 2023 Model S, Model X, and Model Y vehicles due to camera issues.

The company said in its recall report that on some vehicle vehicles, the tilt angle of the forward-facing cameras may not be properly aligned, which can lead to unavailability of certain active safety features, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane-keeping assistance, without notifying the driver of their unavailability.

Drivers who rely on unavailable features may increase their risk of a collision, the company said.

Customers can bring their vehicle to Tesla for a free inspection, and they will adjust camera angles if needed.

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