Tesla CEO Elon Musk has often mentioned that his company is on a mission to modify the car business. Tesla is challenging the entrenched model of US auto sales by carrying out away with traditional dealerships, and it has a refreshingly open attitude toward licensing its intellectual home. That spirit was on display when Tesla issued a recall for all 90,000 Model S electric autos (EVs) primarily based on the report of a single faulty auto in Europe.
Tesla told Ars (and Model S owners) that it “lately located a Model S in Europe with a front seat belt that was not correctly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner. This automobile was not involved in a crash and there had been no injuries.” However, the company has decided to ask all Model S owners to bring their cars in for a rapid verify to make confident there are no other instances of this issue. Checks of more than three,000 other Model S EVs have not revealed another faulty seat belt.
This type of corporate behavior is notable in an market where OEMs frequently have to be pressured into issuing safety recalls after a series of higher-profile troubles or lawsuits.