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Tesla Recalling 125K Vehicles Due to Seat Belt Issue

by | May 31, 2024

EV maker Tesla announced plans to recall more than 125,000 vehicles due to a problem with the seat belt warning system. The malfunction can cause the system to fail, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

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Tesla is recalling more than 125,000 vehicles due to a problem with seat belts.

The company is recalling certain 2012-2024 Model S, 2015-2024 Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles for the problem. In the event of an unbelted driver, the seat belt warning light and audible chime may not activate as intended.

According to the report, when the vehicle ignition is moved to the “on” or “start” position and the driver’s seat belt is not fastened, a continuous or intermittent audible signal must activate for not less than four seconds and a visual signal must display for not less than sixty seconds.

On certain affected vehicles, an open trace in the driver seat occupancy switch may result in a loss of the audible and visual seat belt reminder signals when the driver’s seat belt is not fastened after the vehicle ignition is moved to the “on” or “start” position.

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Certain Tesla Model Y vehicles built from 2020 to 2023 are part of the recall.


The company’s handled 104 warranty claims as of May 28 related to the issue; however, Tesla officials are unaware of any deaths or injuries related to the issue.

The company will send an over-the-air update to resolve the issue in June at no cost to the customer.

The software remedy will remove dependency on the driver seat occupancy switch from the software logic and only rely on driver seat belt buckle and ignition status to activate the seat belt reminder signals.

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The Model S is part of the recall, which will be resolved with an over-the-air update in June.

In addition to the current recall, Tesla’s issued additional recalls in recent months. The company ordered the recall of nearly all of its Cybertrucks because their throttle pedals could stick when fully depressed, leading to potential runaway acceleration.

The recall came about three weeks after the automaker first received notice of the defect which, so far, has not been blamed for any crashes.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem is that the accelerator pedals on these Cybertrucks could partially dislodge “when high force is applied. If that were to happen, the pedal could “become trapped in the interior trim” on the underside of the instrument panel. If that were to happen it might become difficult for a motorist to readily slow the truck down.


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