Tesla announces recall of 800 Model S cars

Tesla announces recall of 800 Model S cars

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Silicon Valley-based company which manufactures electric cars, Tesla Motors, announced on June 18, 2013 that it has voluntarily recalled 800 of its Model S cars due to a potentially weak bracket that holds the left hand in the second row seat. The company has recalled its cars which were manufactured between May 10, 2013 and June 8, 2013.

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Meanwhile, the company has also clarified that, so far, there are no complaints from their customers and no injuries have been reported. Apart from that, no regulatory body brought the default to the attention of Tesla until now. For the time being, Tesla has delivered around 7,500 Model S cars to its customers in North America for the quarter which ended on March 31, 2013.

The company is currently on a production schedule which requires making 400 cars per week. With this in mind, Tesla has delivered around 12,000 vehicles, which is about 400 a week, since March 31, 2013. Tesla Motors recalled 800 cars so far, which amounts to less than 7 percent of its total production.

When these numbers are taken into consideration, the recall is relatively small compared to some other companies. Moreover, the faulty part is not in a dangerous area like the battery or drivetrain and it is not unusual for the car companies, new or old, to do minor recalls from time to time.