Tesla has issued another recall for some Model 3/Y owners, this time over concerns about the front seat belts [Update]


For the third time this week Tesla has issued a recall for some Model Y owners, and the second for Model 3 owners. This latest recall involves concerns about the front seat belts.

According to the description of the recall on Tesla’s website, the front driver and passenger seat belts are attached to the bi-pillar “through a top loop and articulating bracket.” Each of these are then secured with a fastener.

During assembly these fasteners may not have been secured to the correct specifications.

The automaker says the issue could lead to seat belt system not performing as designed in a crash, which may increase the risk of injury. Tesla is not aware of any crashes or injuries as a result of the issue.

Tesla Service will inspect the seat belts and make any necessary repairs, free of charge.

The recall does not specify any production dates of the vehicles impacted by this recall. You can use this VIN recall search tool to see if you car is included.

UPDATE: This recall has now been posted by the NHTSA. It includes some 2019-2021 Model Y vehicles, and also includes some 2018-2020 Model 3’s, for a total number of 5,530 impacted vehicles.

Earlier this week Tesla issued two other recalls for the Model Y. One was over concerns about the second row seat belt retractor bolts, while the other was for a brake caliper bolt inspection.

Editor’s note: An original version of this article stated it was just for Model Y vehicles. It has been updated to include Model 3 vehicles as well.

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