Tesla Recalls Over 125,000 Vehicles Over Seat Belt Warning System

By Bill Galluccio

May 31, 2024

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Tesla is recalling over 125,000 vehicles because of an issue with the seat belt warning system's software. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the warning system does not warn drivers if their seatbelt isn't fastened by providing an audible and visual signal to drivers.

The recall covers 2012-2024 Model S, 2015-2024 Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles.

Tesla has identified 104 warranty claims related to the issue but has not received any reports of crashes or injuries due to the faulty software.

In June, Tesla will begin rolling out an over-the-air software update to fix the issue. The software update will remove the dependency on the driver seat occupancy switch. Instead, it will rely on the driver's seat belt buckle and ignition status to ensure that signals activate correctly if a person is driving without their seatbelt fastened.

You can check to see if your car is under recall by going to nhtsa.gov/recalls and entering your 17-digit vehicle identification number.

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