WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – According to a document that was made public on Saturday, Tesla Inc. (TSLA.O) has announced that it will be recalling 3,470 2022 through 2023 Model Y vehicles in the United States because bolts securing the second-row seatback frames may not have been securely tightened. This information comes from a filing that was made public.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a loose seat frame bolt may limit the functionality of the seat belt system, which increases the risk of harm in the event of a collision.
Since December, Tesla reportedly informed NHTSA that it has detected five warranty claims that may be related to these problems. Tesla stated that it did not know of any injuries or deaths that may be related to the recall issue and that it was not aware of any such incidents.
Tesla will verify the bolts that secure the second-row driver’s and passenger’s seat back frames to the lower seat frames. If necessary, the company will tighten the bolts to the appropriate standards.
The automobile manufacturer stated that in December, one of Tesla’s suppliers adopted stronger process controls coupled with improved training and supervision in order to guarantee that bolts are torqued to the manufacturer’s specifications.