NHTSA Model S Recall Notice

NHTSA Model S Recall Notice

Back on January 10, Tesla Motors issued a statement on the Model S charging adapter.  At the time, Tesla did not suggest there would be an official recall.

That's changed now as the NHTSA has listed the Model S for recall on its website due to the possibility that "An overheated adapter, cord, or wall receptacle, increases the risk of burn injury and/or fire."

Of note is that the NHTSA lists that 29,222 units are potentially affected by this recall.

Immediately upon news of this "recall," Tesla Motors issued this statement:

"The term “recall” is outdated. No vehicles are being physically recalled by Tesla. We issued a software update in December 2013 and as an additional measure will be sending an upgraded NEMA 14-50 adapter by mail to customers."

"As a result, Tesla owners do not need to physically come to a Tesla store or service center."

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to fire off some Tweets:

Elon Musk Tweets

Elon Musk Tweets

Official NHTSA documentation below:

Recall Notice Page 1

Recall Notice Page 1

Recall Notice Page 2

Recall Notice Page 2

Tesla documentation sent to NHTSA below:

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Tesla Page 1

Tesla Page 2

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