Tesla Recalls More Vehicles for Faulty Passenger Airbag Inflators
Tesla has recalled thousands of vehicles due to faulty passenger airbag inflators. The company recalled 17,846 model year 2013 Model S sedans equipped with Takata airbag inflators. This is in addition to the 2012 Model S vehicles that were recalled last January.
Tesla reports that it has replaced the faulty passenger airbag inflators in 90% of the affected 2012 vehicles. The company has just begun the process for replacing the 2013 models. Owners will be contacted when it is time to schedule their repair.
More Tesla Vehicles Will be Recalled Down the Road
Eventually, the automaker will have to recall every Model S between model years 2012 and 2016 to replace the Takata airbag inflators. Until the vehicles are recalled, Tesla says it is safe to drive them. The dangerous chemical in the airbag inflators deteriorates over time, so the affected vehicles should be fixed before they become dangerous.
So far, there have been no reports of adverse events related to Takata airbags in Tesla vehicles.
“Remember that if you receive notification that your vehicle has been recalled, it is important to schedule the repair as soon as possible,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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