All of this because one item wasn’t connected properly.
When it comes to nipping something in the bud before it gets out of control, Tesla’s latest recall may take the cake. The automaker is conducting its largest recall ever for 90,000 Model S vehicles (as in every one made) because of one report of a front seat belt not being properly connected. No one was injured or hurt, but Tesla’s asking customers to bring their Model S cars in to look at a bolt in the seat belt assembly. The company sent out an email to owners after the single issue was discovered earlier this month.
A Model S owner in Europe was sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle and turned to talk to people in the back seat when the seatbelt became disconnected. According to a Tesla spokesperson, the outboard lap pretensioner wasn’t assembled properly. The recall will require technicians to check the functionality of the seat belt, which will only take a few minutes to complete. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and its global equivalents have already been notified and no injuries have resulted from the faulty seatbelt.