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2013 Tesla Model S Weak Seat Welding

2013 Tesla Model S Weak Seat Welding
Report Receipt Date: JUN 14, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V249000

Component(s): SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,228

Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, IncSUMMARY:

Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain model year 2013 Model S electric vehicles manufactured May 10, 2013, through June 8, 2013. An improper method for aligning the left hand seat back striker to the bracket may have weakened the weld between the bracket and the frame of the vehicle.

CONSEQUENCE:

In the event of a crash, the left hand seat back may not stay mounted, increasing the risk of injury to passengers.
 
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