2013 Tesla Model S

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Available in 2 styles:  2013 Tesla Model S 4dr Sedan shown
Starting MSRP
$69,900–$89,900
Estimated MPG

88–94 city / 90–97 hwy

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Model S

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Recall number: 14V006000
Recall date: 01/13/2014

Problem Summary:

TESLA MOTORS, INC. (TESLA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 MODEL S VEHICLES EQUIPPED FOR, AND DELIVERED WITH, CERTAIN NEMA 14-50 (240 VOLT) UNIVERSAL MOBILE CONNECTOR (UMC) ADAPTERS. DURING CHARGING, THE ADAPTER, CORD, OR WALL OUTLET COULD OVERHEAT.

Consequence:

AN OVERHEATED ADAPTER, CORD, OR WALL OUTLET INCREASES THE RISK OF BURN INJURY AND/OR FIRE.

Corrective Action:

TESLA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE AN "OVER-THE-AIR" SOFTWARE UPDATE. SOME OWNERS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THIS UPDATE. THIS UPDATE ALLOWS THE MODEL S ON BOARD CHARGING SYSTEM TO DETECT ANY UNEXPECTED FLUCTUATIONS IN THE INPUT POWER OR HIGHER RESISTANCE CONNECTIONS TO THE VEHICLE. IF DETECTED, THE ONBOARD CHARGING SYSTEM WILL AUTOMATICALLY REDUCE THE CHARGING CURRENT BY 25%. TESLA OWNERS CAN VERIFY THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED THE UPDATED SOFTWARE (VERSION 5.8.4 OR LATER) BY VIEWING THE VEHICLE'S CENTER INFORMATION SCREEN. ADDITIONALLY, TESLA WILL MAIL OWNERS A REPLACEMENT NEMA 14-50 ADAPTER THAT IS EQUIPPED WITH AN INTERNAL THERMAL FUSE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TESLA SERVICE CENTER AT 1-877-79-TESLA (1-877-798-3752).


SEATS

Recall number: 13V249000
Recall date: 06/14/2013

Problem Summary:

TESLA MOTORS, INC. (TESLA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 MODEL S ELECTRIC VEHICLES MANUFACTURED MAY 10, 2013, THROUGH JUNE 8, 2013. AN IMPROPER METHOD FOR ALIGNING THE LEFT HAND SEAT BACK STRIKER TO THE BRACKET MAY HAVE WEAKENED THE WELD BETWEEN THE BRACKET AND THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE.

Consequence:

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE LEFT HAND SEAT BACK MAY NOT STAY MOUNTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO PASSENGERS.

Corrective Action:

TESLA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND TESLA SERVICE CENTERS WILL INSPECT THE LEFT HAND SECOND ROW STRIKERS. TESLA WILL ADD ADDITIONAL MOUNTING HARDWARE TO ENSURE A PROPER JOINT BETWEEN THE BRACKET AND THE FRAME, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TESLA AT 1-650-681-5000.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 05/10/2013 and 06/08/2013.


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