Tesla USA issues physical Model 3 recall, local impact unclear

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Tesla has physically recalled much than 24,000 examples of its Model 3 sedan successful the USA, to hole a occupation with the rear seatbelt assembly.

A full of 24,064 examples of the electrical sedan built betwixt 2017 and 2022 are being “proactively” recalled, according to Electrek.

An email from Tesla to owners says the callback is to “inspect the assembly of the second-row left-hand spot loop buckle and the halfway spot loop anchor to guarantee components are fastened to specification”.

Unlike immoderate Tesla recalls, the hole for the occupation with the rear seatbelt assembly can’t beryllium issued over-the-air.

“Servicing definite components successful Model 3 vehicles requires disassembly of the second-row near spot loop buckle and halfway spot loop anchor, some of which are fastened with the aforesaid bolt,” says an NHTSA defect notice, arsenic reported by Electrek.

“Both components whitethorn person been incorrectly reassembled aft disassembly during a work action.”

It’s not been confirmed whether immoderate vehicles are affected successful Australia.

Tesla recalled the 2018-20 Model 3 locally successful August 2021 to hole a occupation with the beforehand seatbelt assembly, but hasn’t commented connected whether the American callback for the rear seats volition widen to section vehicles.

Although the Model 3 (and Model Y SUV) presently sold successful Australia is sourced from Shanghai, China, our cars came from the aforesaid Fremont, California mill arsenic American-delivered cars until aboriginal successful 2021.

CarExpert will update this communicative if much details astir the section implications go clear.

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