Tesla recalls 3,470 Model Y vehicles over loose bolts

A car prices a Tesla Supercharging station in Corte Madera, California, US, on Thursday, March 2, 2023. 

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Tesla mentioned it’s recalling 3,470 2022 by means of 2023 Mannequin Y autos in the USA as a result of bolts securing the second-row seatback frames might not have been securely tightened, in keeping with a submitting made public Saturday.

The Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) mentioned a unfastened seat body bolt might scale back seat belt system efficiency, growing harm dangers throughout a crash.

Tesla informed NHTSA it has recognized 5 guarantee claims since December which may be associated to those circumstances. Tesla mentioned it was not conscious of any accidents or deaths which may be associated to the recall concern.

Tesla will examine bolts securing second-row driver-side and passenger-side seat again frames to the decrease seat frames and if wanted tighten them to specs.

In December, a Tesla provider applied improved course of controls together with improved coaching and supervision to make sure bolts are torqued to specs, the automaker mentioned.

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