Tesla issues voluntary recall of 90,000 Model S sedans for front seat belt issue

Tesla issues voluntary recall of 90,000 Model S sedans for front seat belt issue

In an email dispatched to the owners of its vehicles on Friday, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors said that it is issuing a voluntary recall of nearly 90,000 Model S sedans.

The reason behind Tesla’s decision to recall Model S sedans is that the company has received one report about the vehicle’s faulty front seat belt. The seat-belt issue was recently reported by one of the Model S owners in Europe.

Against the backdrop of the reported issue with the front seat belt of Model S sedans, Tesla has said in its email to Model S owners that it is recalling 90,000 vehicles as a “proactive” measure. The company said that a Model S owner in Europe had reported a problem with his vehicle’s front seatbelt "that was not properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner."

In its email, Tesla also assured the Model S owners that it has not received any reports of injuries caused due to the front seat belt issue. The company also said that the issue apparently affects only the Model S sedans, and not the other Tesla vehicles like Model X SUV and Roadster.

According to Tesla’s email to customers, the front seat belt problem has been found only in one vehicle in Europe. Revealing that more than 3,000 other vehicles have been inspected for the same problem, Tesla said: "This is the only customer vehicle we know of with this condition.”