Tesla recalls 7,696 Model 3 and Y series cars due to seat belt issues

Lei Feng.com, today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA) listed two new recall records, involving Tesla in the United States as many as 7696 Model 3 and safety vulnerabilities Model Y series vehicles.

Among them, the record of a recall involves 5,530 Tesla electric vehicles, including Model 3s from 2018 to 2020 and Model Ys from 2019 to 2021. These cars were manufactured from July 6, 2018 to March 21, 2020. It involves issues such as driver and front passenger seat belts.

Tesla stated in the defect notification that the problem was due to workers failing to tighten the seat belts correctly all the time or to judge that they were in compliance with the specifications during the quality inspection stage after the seat belts were installed.

NHTSA subsequently wrote in the recall confirmation: “Improperly connected fasteners may prevent the seat belt system from operating as designed, thereby increasing the risk of injury.”

The record of the second recall is for Tesla’s Y series from 2019 to 2021, which were produced between November 26, 2019 and March 30, 2021.

“During the assembly process, if the operator repeatedly tries to tighten the seat belt retractor fasteners on the left or right side of the second row to the correct position, but ultimately fails, it may mean that the operator has no idea. Unknowingly, the fastener was buckled incorrectly, which may affect the performance of tightening the second-row seat belt retractor fasteners. This is not reflected in the record because it is actually recorded in the correct way. “Tesla wrote this in its defect notice to the vehicle safety agency at the end of May.

Tesla also pointed out that there are sometimes “abnormal noises” that indicate a problem with the safety belt of the affected vehicle.

After the security vulnerabilities caused by the aforementioned assembly issues were disclosed, Tesla issued three separate car recall notices this week.

In fact, before this, Tesla also recalled 5,974 Model 3 and Model Y series because the bolts in the car brake calipers may be loose. In addition, the problem may cause tire pressure loss, or affect the performance and safety of the car.

According to relevant media exposure, some Tesla employees said that they did not have enough time to complete the task correctly during the vehicle assembly process, which was forced to take a shortcut.

  

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