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Tesla seatbelt fault prompts recall of 90,000 Model S cars

Recalled: All 90,000 Tesla Model X models sold since 2012

A seatbelt fault has prompted Tesla to issue a recall for all 90,000 Model S models sold since the car’s launch in 2012.

In a statement posted on the California-based brand’s web-site, the company said: “Tesla recently found a Model S in Europe with a front seatbelt that was not properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner.

“This vehicle was not involved in a crash and there were no injuries. However, in the event of a crash, a seatbelt in this condition would not provide full protection.”

AM understands that a bolt which connects together two anchor plates in the passenger seatbelts’ assembly had not been properly assembled in the vehicle concerned.

Owners are now being asked to schedule a visit to a Tesla service centre for an inspection.

Tesla’s Model S combines sports car performance with a 250-mile range between charges and seating for seven. Prices range from £57,335 to £89,435.



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