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Tesla recalls its entire Model S fleet after report of seat belt failure

Company has issued a recall for all 90,000 of its Model S vehicles worldwide

Tesla Motors's Model S. PHOTO: Tesla

Tesla Motors altered affected customers about the recall via email Nov. 20. PHOTO: Tesla

DETROIT—Tesla Motors is recalling its entire fleet of Model S sedans to check their front seat belts after a passenger’s seat belt became disconnected.

The recall is the company’s largest ever, involving 90,000 cars worldwide. Tesla sent an email Nov. 20 to affected customers.

Tesla’s other vehicle, the Model X SUV, isn’t affected. Seat belts in the back seat also aren’t affected.

Earlier this month, a customer in Europe reported that her seat belt disconnected when she turned to talk to rear passengers.

The company believes the problem is due to a manufacturing error, and it hasn’t spotted the issue in further tests. But it wants to inspect all seat belts to make sure.

Tesla owners are being asked to schedule a visit to a Tesla service centre for an inspection.

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