Tesla is recalling 3,470 model-year 2022-2023 Model Y vehicles. The bolts securing the second-row seat back frames may not have been securely tightened. A loose seat frame bolt may reduce the seat belt system’s performance, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 25, 2023. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 877-798-3752 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
Tesla Service Centers will inspect and tighten the second-row seat frame bolts, as necessary.
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.