Tesla Inc ( TSLA.O ) is recalling 3,470 2022 through 2023 Model Y vehicles in the United States because bolts securing the second-row seatback frames may not be securely tightened, according to a filing made public on Saturday.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that loose seat frame bolts reduce seat belt system performance and increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Tesla has identified five warranty claims to NHTSA since December that may be related to these conditions. Tesla said it was not aware of any injuries or deaths related to the recall issue.
Tesla will check the bolts securing the second row driver side and passenger side seat back frames to the lower seat frames and tighten them to specifications if necessary.
In December, Tesla suppliers implemented improved process controls with improved training and monitoring to ensure bolts are torqued to specifications, the automaker said.
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