Tesla recalls 3,470 Model Y units for loose bolts

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Tesla recalls 3470 units of Model Y for loose bolts

A Tesla Model Y electric car at a charging station on May 18, 2022.

Tesla Inc. announced the recall of 3,470 Model Y vehicles Y from 2022 to 2023 in the United States because bolts securing the seatback frames may not have been properly tightened, according to a filing released Saturday.

The National U.S. Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has clarified that a loose seat frame bolt may reduce system performance. seat belt system, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Tesla told NHTSA it has received five warranty claims since December that could be related to this problem. The electric car maker added that it is not aware of any related injuries or deaths.

Tesla will inspect the bolts securing the driver's side rear seat back frames and passenger side to the lower seat frames and, if necessary, tighten them to specification.

In December, a Tesla supplier implemented process controls as well as an enhanced training and supervision system to ensure bolts are tightened to specification, the automaker said.

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