San Francisco, April 7: The U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into Tesla following complaints from owners that electric vehicles they received had defective seatbelt components installed. Hyundai IONIQ 6 Bag Wins Top 3 Awards at New York International Auto Show. All of the premium EV’s hat-trick successes are here.
The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) recently found that the front seat belt was engaged with the seat belt anchor pretensioner in 2022 and 2023 model year Tesla Model X vehicles while driving with the seat belt properly fastened. We received two complaints that it was not left. Maruti Suzuki FRONX offers the best fuel economy in its class. Check out the full spec details for the upcoming SUV.
“Both vehicles were turned over to their owners with poorly connected anchor linkages,” NHTSA said. Nearly 50,000 Model X vehicles could be affected, according to NHTSA.
The defective part is the connection between the seat belt pretensioner and the anchor. According to the agency, when force was applied, “the linkage and pretensioner abruptly separated.”
According to NHTSA, no injuries were reported in connection with the two defect claims, and the removal of the seatbelt component occurred “at low mileage,” NHTSA said. Tesla has not yet responded to the investigation.
The electric car company is also facing a preliminary investigation by NHTSA into 120,000 Model Y cars (model year 2023), with reports surfacing of steering wheels dangerously falling off while driving.
Tesla also issued a voluntary recall of its electric semi-trucks just months after its release, citing rollaway risks related to possible emergency brake failures. Last year, Tesla recalled more than 321,000 vehicles due to software glitches. The recall targets specific his 2023 Model 3 vehicles and his 2023 Model Y vehicles from 2020.
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