San Francisco. Elon Musk-run Tesla has recalled about 16,000 of its 2021-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles in the US for not properly connecting the front seat belts.
In a US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety recall notice, the automaker said that the first-row seat belt in the vehicles was detached from its pretensioner anchor as part of a necessary step to perform repairs, and the seat belt was not properly reattached to its pretensioner anchor after the repair, reports ABC News.
In addition, the company mentions that if the seat belt is not reattached properly, it will not perform as well as it should in a collision, increasing the risk of injury.
Safety regulators launched an investigation into possible Tesla seat belt issues in March.
According to the report, Tesla had identified 12 warranty claims related to the issue as of June, but the company is not aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths that may be related to the seat belt issue.
The automaker said it will provide a free inspection and, if necessary, reconnect both front row seat belts to their pretensioner anchors.
In addition, Tesla also announced a recall of over 1,300 of its 2023 Model S, Model X and Model Y vehicles due to a camera issue.
According to the company’s recall report, the pitch angle of the front-facing cameras on some vehicles may not be aligned properly, rendering some active safety features unavailable, the report added.
In June, Tesla recalled 137 Model Y electric vehicles (EVs) in the US in response to a problem with a steering wheel fastener.
According to the NHTSA safety recall report, 137 2022-2023 Tesla Model Ys could possibly have a “loose” fastener that could cause the steering wheel to detach from its column.(IANS)
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