Friday (11/20/2015) — All vehicle manufactures have had to recall some of their vehicles at some point. No company producing so many cars would be able to get it perfect every time round. This is why people use a free license plate search to find out if their car model is being recalled or not. Tesla, the most popular electric car manufacturer, has announced their first recall of the Model S. All of the 90,000 Model S electric cars sold will be included in the recall due to a report of a front seat-belt not fastening correctly. There has been no injuries or accidents reported but Tesla made a statement saying this is a precautionary recall to ensure the safety of all of their customers.
“This vehicle was not involved in a crash and there were no injuries,” Tesla said. “However, in the event of a crash, a seat-belt in this condition would not provide full protection.” (bit.ly/1IbbfcP)
This shows how much Tesla values their mission which is to not only move away from fossil fuels but to provide the most reliable and safest vehicle available. The recent Model X electric SUV rated as the safest SUV on the road today. Partly due to the fact there is no engine so the crumple zone is greatly increased but also because of all the software and safety features that come standard in every model.
More on the Tesla Model X: https://mfgtalkradio.com/tesla-revolutionizing-the-auto-industry/
The Model S is one of the most highly advanced vehicles on the road today. From its software that gives the car the ability to (almost) drive itself to its all touch screen dashboard, the Model S is the embodiment of a high tech automobile. It is interesting to note that the recall has nothing to do with any of the advanced technology that is found everywhere throughout the Model S, but instead the seat-belt fastener was the cause.
“In early November, a customer sitting in the front passenger seat turned to speak with occupants in the rear and the seat belt became disconnected,” a Tesla representative said. “The seat belt is anchored to the outboard lap pretensioner through two anchor plates that are bolted together. The bolt that was supposed to tie the two anchors together wasn’t properly assembled.” (bloom.bg/1laXlCg)
Tesla’s stock fell 1.9% following the news of the recall but looking beyond the market’s reaction, the recall could actually prove beneficial for Tesla’s brand. Even though there has been no reports of injury because of the potentially faulty seat-belt fastener, Tesla tool responsibility for this fault and made the decision to recall the cars on their own. Usually you hear about a recall coming after fatalities and injuries are already reported but Tesla is an innovator and has proved they are willing to hold that title.
Not only did Tesla show that they are willing to take a hit in order to ensure their vehicles will live up to their claims of safety, but the way they discovered the problem is very unique. A customer contacted Tesla and told the company about their experience and Tesla listened and took immediate action. Tesla wants to create a bond between their customers and the company. The bond between customers and Tesla is build on trust, loyalty and quality.