Tesla is recalling approximately 5,500 model-year 2018-20 Model 3 sedans and 2019-21 Model Y crossovers due to seat belt issues. The front seat belts may be improperly secured to the B-pillar which may prevent the seat belts from performing as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Tesla has not provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 877-798-3752 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, Tesla will inspect the seat belts and make any necessary repairs.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.