Tesla Recalls Nearly 7,700 Model 3/Y Units Over Seatbelt Issues

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After a recent recall over the brake caliper bolts in certain Model 3 and Y units, Tesla has issued two new recalls, affecting a total of 7,696 Model 3 and Y units.

As of Wednesday, Tesla is issuing two separate recalls, one of which is for 5,530 Model 3 units from 2018-2020, and the other which accounts for 2,166 Model Y units from 2019-2021, according to Reuters.

The Model 3 recall comes as a result of fasteners adhering to the shoulder belt’s b-pillar in the front seat which may not be attached correctly, while the Model Y units have second-row seat belt retractors which may not be attached correctly either.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it is not aware of any injuries or crashes as a result of the issue.

Tesla is making the proactive recall to have service centers inspect the fasteners, and replace them, if necessary. The company also said that in “the unlikely event that damage to the b-pillar hole threads and/or top loop is found during the inspection, Tesla Service will repair the hole threads and/or replace the top loop.”

The company also said that if certain torque and angle requirements were not achieved during assembly, then it’s possible that “a non-conformance was generated that required subsequent manual inspection and repair of the fastener. During this inspection, the fastener may not have been confirmed to be secured to the correct specification.”

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