Tesla has announced a recall of an unspecified number of vehicles to fix a rear seat mounting bracket that could post a risk in the event of a crash.
The American electric car maker has announced that due to manufacturing changes the bracket, which is both bonded and welded, could have become compromised, thus making the joint weaker than intended in some cars.
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According to an official statement by Tesla, this “partial recall” is voluntary and was not brought about by any regulatory agency investigation. Tesla also claims the weld has not detached on any vehicle, no customer complaints have been made and no injuries are associated with the recall.
Affected vehicles are limited to Model S sedans manufactured between May 10, 2013 and June 8, 2013. Owners will be contacted over the next few days for repair work, that will include reinforcement of the bracket. All expenses will be covered by the automaker. Tesla will also arrange pickup and drop-off of recalled cars, with loaner cars available if needed.
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