Tesla has issued a recall for some of their Model 3 vehicles over concerns the rear seatbelts may not have been properly reinstalled after being disassembled as part of a previous service action.
The recall requires a physical service visit but only impacts 24,064 Model 3 cars.
According to the recall notice posted to the NHTSA website, Tesla began an investigation into the issue after customers and service technicians identified instances where the second-row center seat belt anchor was not properly secured.
The reason it was not properly secured was because it was recently disassembled by service technicians as part of a service action.
Following their investigation, which lasted from August 15 to September 30, 2022, Tesla discovered 105 instances of incorrect reassembly in the US.
As a result, they are not voluntarily recalling cars they have identified that may have the issue. The fix will be simple though.
Tesla will inspect the reassembly of second-row left seat belt buckle and center seat belt anchor and, where necessary, fasten the components to correct specifications. The remedy will be provided free of charge.
Tesla says they are not aware of any crashes, injuries, or deaths as a result of the issue.
There has been no similar recall posted to Transport Canada’s website at the time of publication.
UPDATE 8:59am PT: Tesla has also begun notifying impacted customers in Canada, according to this email sent to one of our readers this morning. Since Transport Canada has not yet posted the recall notice, so we don’t know how many vehicles in Canada are impacted.
UPDATE Nov 11 10:34am PT: Transport Canada has now posted the recall and it affects 4,247 Model 3s in Canada.
You can read the full recall notice below.RCLRPT-22V798-9487