Tesla CEO Elon Musk has always mentioned that his company is on a mission to change the auto business. Tesla is challenging the entrenched model of US vehicle revenue by undertaking absent with typical dealerships, and it has a refreshingly open up mindset towards licensing its mental home. That spirit was on exhibit when Tesla issued a recall for all 90,000 Design S electric automobiles (EVs) dependent on the report of a single defective automobile in Europe.
Tesla instructed Ars (and Design S proprietors) that it “not too long ago located a Product S in Europe with a front seat belt that was not properly related to the outboard lap pretensioner. This vehicle was not included in a crash and there have been no accidents.” Nevertheless, the company has made the decision to inquire all Design S owners to provide their cars in for a quick examine to make positive there are no other instances of this problem. Checks of more than three,000 other Model S EVs have not unveiled one more faulty seat belt.
This kind of corporate behavior is notable in an industry where OEMs frequently have to be pressured into issuing basic safety recollects after a sequence of higher-profile issues or lawsuits.