Every Tesla Model S ever sold is being recalled for a possible seatbelt issue.
The American automaker has sent emails to every Tesla Model S owner in the world to address a front seatbelt defect. Around 90,000 Model S sedans are impacted by the recall, although no accidents or injuries related to the problem have been reported. According to Tesla, it recently discovered a Model S in Europe with a front seatbelt that was not properly connected to the outboard lap connector. In the event of a crash, a seatbelt in this condition would not provide full protection.
The company confirmed that it is aware of only one vehicle with the condition and has periodically inspected seatbelts in over 3,000 vehicles and have found no issues.
Still, Tesla is conducting a voluntary recall as a proactive and precautionary measure to inspect the front seatbelts on all Model S sedans ever sold to make sure they are properly connected.
Tesla owners are being advised to visit a service center to have the bolt that attaches the seatbelt mechanism to the body of the car inspected. If necessary, the automaker will also send technicians to customers. Fixing the issue will take about six minutes, the company said.
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