All Tesla Model S Cars Recalled Over Faulty Seat Belt

Tesla is conducting its largest ever recall campaign, which affects approximately 90,000 Model S units, due to a seatbelt issue.

In an e-mail sent to customers, the automaker stated that the problem with the front seatbelt was discovered in a single example, which was not involved in a crash.

Bloomberg reports that the issue was spotted earlier this month and quotes a Tesla representative, who said:

In early November, a customer sitting in the front passenger seat turned to speak with occupants in the rear and the seat belt became disconnected. The seat belt is anchored to the outboard lap pretensioner through two anchor plates that are bolted together. The bolt that was supposed to tie the two anchors together wasn’t properly assembled.”

In the meantime, the manufacturer inspected more than 3,000 Model S vehicles and couldn’t find any issues. However, Tesla is playing it safe and will continue to examine all models, including the P85D, in a voluntary recall. The company’s dealers will inspect the cars after owners will schedule an appointment, either online, by phone or through e-mail.

Since the announcement, Tesla’s shares dropped 1.9 percent to $217.59, at 2:38 p.m., New York time, on November 20.

This isn’t the first time that the automaker conducted a recall and, two years ago, several examples were called in because of an improperly welded seat bracket.

Photo Gallery

GM Extends CT6 And Impala Production Until January 2020, Drops Volt and LaCrosse

U.S. production of the Chevy Volt and Buick LaCrosse ends on March 1, and GM hasn’t mentioned an extension .

Elon Musk “Certain” Tesla’s Fully-Autonomous Systems Will Be Ready This Year

He added, though, that regulations are not yet in place, thus he expects Tesla to roll the tech out in late 2020.

Buy At Your Own Peril: These Are Consumer Reports’ 10 Least Reliable New Cars

Six of 10 are American, while another one is technically German but built in the U.S..

Korea’s 2020 Genesis G90 Limousine Is Proper Gangnam Style

The stretched G90 adds 290 mm (11.4 in) between the axles for presidential levels of rear seat luxury and comfort.

Five Key Features Of Porsche’s ‘Ring Record-Setting 919 Evo

Porsche had to upgrade its hybrid Le Mans winner in order to beat the outright lap record in the Nordschleife.

Nissan’s Stillborn MID4 Looks Like An NSX, But It Actually Led To The GT-R

Featuring a twin-turbo V6 and all-wheel drive, the MID4 would be a killer supercar in the ’80s.

PSA To Produce All-New 2020 Opel Mokka X In France, Confirms EV Variant

The next Mokka X will be based on a PSA platform and be produced alongside the DS3 and new 208 .

VW Golf GTI TCR Priced From £34,135 In The UK, Deliveries Commence In March

The 286 HP TCR is the most powerful FWD Golf GTI ever, and probably the sendoff to the current gen.

BMW M2 CS Shows More Of Its Secrets While Testing In The Swedish Snow

Whether it’s named the CS or CSL, the hardcore M2 will have more power and less weight than the Competition.

Elderly Corvette Driver Injured After Veering Off Highway And Crashing

The Corvette hit a utility pole and then went down a ravine.