3,470 Model Y Vehicles Recalled Over Loose Bolts!
Tesla has announced a recall of 3,470 Tesla Model Y vehicles in the US from 2022 to 2023 due to the possibility of insufficiently tightened bolts that secure the frames of the second-row seatback.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), if a seat frame bolt is loose, it can weaken the seat belt system's effectiveness, leading to higher chances of injuries in the event of a crash. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that all seat frame bolts are secure to minimize the risk of injury.
Tesla has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it has discovered five warranty claims since December, which could be associated with the said conditions. Tesla has confirmed that there have been no known incidents of injuries or fatalities related to the recall issue.
Tesla will examine the bolts that are used to secure the frames of the second-row driver-side and passenger-side seats to the lower seat frames. If necessary, they will be tightened according to the required specifications.
In December, Tesla reported that one of its suppliers has improved their process controls and training procedures to ensure that bolts are tightened according to the required specifications. This was announced by the automaker.
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