Latest Tesla Recalls

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Tesla Recall History

Although the Tesla model line is small and relatively new, both the Model S and Model X have a number of recalls including some for defective Takata airbags.

Recall notices were issued in 2017 and again 2018 regarding the Takata exploding airbag inflators that, in the event of airbags deployment, could send metal fragments into the passenger compartment risking injury to the driver or passenger. The vehicles affected include all 2012 and 2013 Model S sedans totaling 17,846 cars. As of April 2018, the completion rate for this recall stood at 43.1 percent.

More recently, Tesla recalled 2012-2016 Model S cars equipped with Bosch steering racks. Corroded aluminum bolts connecting the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may fail, causing partial or complete loss of power steering assist. No completion rate date is currently available.

In 2017, Tesla issued two recalls. The first involved 2016-2017 Model X vehicles regarding a faulty second-row seat latching mechanism. As of May 2018, the completion rate for the 4,582 vehicles involved in this recall was 79.7 percent. The second recall involved 2016-2017 Model S and Model X vehicles. An improperly manufactured internal gear in the electric parking brake assembly may fail, causing the parking brake to either freeze up upon release or fail to hold the vehicle adequately when applied. As of April 2018, of the 31,472 vehicles affected, some 74.3 percent had been repaired.

In 2015, nearly 60,000 Model S cars were recalled due to possible improperly secured front seatbelt mechanism. As of April 2017, the completion rate for this recall was 93.1 percent.

Check your Tesla’s Vehicle Identification Number or VIN at http://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to see if it has any additional open recalls.

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