Tesla recalls nearly 16,000 Model S, Model X vehicles for seat belt issue

Jul 20, 2023, 9:00 AM

Image of the Tesla vehicle logo. Tesla is recalling nearly 16,000 of its 2021-2023 Model S and Mode...

FILE - The Tesla company logo is shown at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo., Feb. 2, 2020. A fatal July 2023 crash in California involving a Tesla has drawn the attention of federal investigators, who sent a team to the site of the site of what appears to have been a head-on crash. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

(David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Tesla is recalling nearly 16,000 of its 2021-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles because some front-row seat belts may not have been reconnected properly after being repaired.

Tesla said in its safety recall report that in the vehicles, a first-row seat belt was disconnected from its pre tensioner anchor as part of a necessary step to perform a repair. But the seat belt may not have been reconnected to its pre tensioner anchor properly after the repair was made.

The company said that if the seat belt isn’t reconnected properly, it may not perform as it’s supposed to in a collision, which may increase the risk of injury.

U.S. highway safety regulators opened an investigation into possible Tesla seat belt issues in March.

As of June 19, Tesla has identified 12 warranty claims related to the issue, but the company is not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths that may be related to the seat belt issue.

Notification letters will be mailed to owners who have vehicles related to the recall. Tesla said that it will perform free inspections and connect both first-row seat belts to their pretensioner anchors where necessary. If the seat belt can’t be connected to the pretensioner anchor properly, the seat belt assembly will be replaced for free.

Tesla also announced it’s recalling more than 1,300 of its 2023 Model S, Model X and Model Y vehicles because of a camera issue.

The company said in its recall report that on some vehicles, the pitch angle of the forward-facing cameras may not be aligned to properly, which may cause certain active safety features to be unavailable, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assist, without alerting the driver to their unavailability.

Drivers relying on unavailable features could increase the risk of a collision, the company said.

Customers can bring their vehicles to Tesla for a free inspection, and they will adjust the camera angle where necessary.


We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

United States

FILE - The U.S. Capitol Building looms behind flags on the National Mall in Washington Nov. 7, 2022...

Mark Jones

Hope fading as government shutdown deadline approaches

A last-second continuing resolution failed Friday in the U.S House of Representatives. The bill would have given lawmakers an extra 30 days to avoid a government shutdown.

1 hour ago

Image of the U.S. Supreme Court, June 8, 2020, in Washington.The Supreme Court agreed Friday to dec...

MARK SHERMAN Associated Press

The Supreme Court will decide if state laws limiting social media platforms violate the Constitution

The court's announcement Friday comes as the justices grapple with how laws written at the dawn of the digital age, or earlier, apply online.

8 hours ago

Image of rapper Tupac Shakur at a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles, Aug. 15, 1...


Witness to 1996 drive-by shooting of Tupac Shakur indicted on murder charge

A grand jury in Las Vegas has indicted one of the last living witnesses to the 1996 killing of Tupac Shakur in the rapper’s death.

11 hours ago

Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, is seen here during a Senate Banking, Housing, and U...

Manu Raju

Menendez plans Puerto Rico donor retreat amid Democratic fears over his reelection plans

Despite bribery charges, Sen. Bob Menendez is planning a donor retreat to Puerto Rico.

14 hours ago

President Joe Biden greets striking United Auto Workers on the picket line, in Van Buren Township, ...

Kevin Liptak, MJ Lee, Kayla Tausche and Arlette Saenz

President Biden: former president’s movement is a threat to American democracy

President Joe Biden issued a warning Thursday about former President Trump's movement and it being a threat to American democracy.

16 hours ago

tom and jerry...

Mark Jones

Shift in standards causing box offices to see more PG-13 movies

Box offices are starting to see more PG-13 movies. KSL Movie Show host Andy Farnsworth discusses why this is the case.

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Human hand holding a protest banner stop vaping message over a crowded street background....

Prosperous Utah Communities

Utah’s Battle to Protect Youth from Vaping Epidemic Faces New Threat as Proposed Rule Threatens Progress

Utah's strict standards of nicotine levels in vaping products are at risk, increasing health hazards associated with use. Read more about how you can advocate for a better future for Utah's youth.

Aerial photo of Bear Lake shoreline with canopies and people camped out on the beach...

Visit Bear Lake

Last-Minute Summer Vacation Planning? Check Out Bear Lake!

Bear Lake is the perfect getaway if you are last-minute summer vacation planning. Enjoy activities with your whole family at this iconic lake.

close up of rose marvel saliva blooms in purple...

Shannon Cavalero

Drought Tolerant Perennials for Utah

The best drought tolerant plants for Utah can handle high elevations, alkaline soils, excessive exposure to wind, and use of secondary water.

Tesla recalls nearly 16,000 Model S, Model X vehicles for seat belt issue