Electric Vehicles

More than 8 lakh Tesla EVs recalled

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Tesla recalls more than 800,000 models for a safety issue. NHTSA has revealed that the multiple Tesla models could have a problem with their seat belt reminder alert system. The seat belt reminder system may not issue an audible sound when the vehicle is started and if the driver has not engaged the seat belt. This may lead to injury or death in case a forgetful driver is caught up in an accident. However, it is important to note that, no accident, injury, death or damage has been reported pertaining to the recall. But due to the failure of the seat belt reminder system, the vehicle has failed the federal motor vehicle safety standard.

Tesla Electric Vehicles Recalled

Tesla is recalling the 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2022 Model Y, 2021-2022 Model S and Model X in the North American markets. According to NHTSA, 8,17,000 vehicles have been recalled in the USA. Reports also suggest that the brand will be releasing an OTA (Over-The-Air) update for the issue to rectify the issue. This leads us to believe that the problem is not hardware related. This will also make life easy for both the brand dealerships and the customer, as the vehicle need not be taken to the service station.

Tesla In India

At the beginning of 2021, Tesla formed its Indian subsidiary and registered the company in Bengaluru. The brand was also reportedly searching for real estate to establish its sales and service points in various metro cities in the country. However, it’s been more than a year now, and Tesla India Motors and Energy Private Limited is yet to launch its product in the Indian market. The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have also been spotted testing, and reports suggest that the brand has already sought approvals for four electric vehicle models. But, currently, the brand is working through challenges set by the Indian Government in terms of the import duty on vehicles.

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