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Tesla recalls entire Model S fleet for seat belts

I just got the email 20 minutes ago.

However, can someone explain what "the seat belt not being properly attached to the outboard lap pretensioner" means? Does the seat belt not keep its tension or could it become detached?

Also, how can this have any bearing on the stock price? This should be an easy and inexpensive fix.
No, it means that the system that tries to pretend that it's a full fighter jet grade harness system could be abandoned in disgust by the actual lap belt.


No Roads
Supporting Member
Jan 18, 2014
It's just a knee jerk reaction from people that don't know how much this will cost Tesla or if it's a big deal Indirectly It also plays into the recent CU report on build quality. Stock is only down less than 2% so far.

That would make sense if the stock price has any relevance to actual financials/fundamentals.. But it doesn't.


Disgruntled Member
May 1, 2013
Southlake, TX
Tesla Recalls All 90,000 Model S Sedans Over Possible Seatbelt Issue

Also seems like the tread should be in the "production" category since this is most likely a production issue.

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What accident? This article doesn't mention an accident.

You're right, of course. The word and was thinking of was "incident".
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So Tesla finds one seatbelt problem out of over 3000 vehicles they inspected, no other known cases, and no injuries reported, and they issue a recall.

Other automakers have thousands of known cases, multiple deaths, know for years, and don't bother to do anything about common issues...

Appears I picked the right (if overly cautious) automaker!

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