Uh oh, it was all going so well for Tesla. It seemed to be going from strength to strength but unfortunately no-one is immune to a bit of bad publicity. And sadly, this is quite a big one.
Still basking in the publicity from its glamorous Model X, the ever-expanding company has announced that it is currently recalling every single Model S it has ever sold. Yes, every single one. All 90,000 of them worldwide. That a big recall.
The fault itself is an issue with the passenger seatbelt which Tesla has discovered is not correctly connected to the outboard lap pre-tensioner. Although this is an important safety issue for Tesla, luckily for all customers, it’s a quick and easy fix. All customers are urged to contact their local dealer to arrange an inspection of the fault.
The £57,000 Model S has been Tesla’s most successful model so to have it recalled will not do much for the firm’s reputation, which itself is always a hard thing to build for a new company. Especially as it plans to launch further models into the mainstream to try and compete with the big boys.
Although not a major fault, this is not the first time that Tesla has had to recall models before, the last time being in January 2014 for, surprise surprise, the Model S. Could this be the start of a pattern? Only time will tell…