Tesla Model S Gets Official Recall For Possibility of Fire Associated With Charging Adapter
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“The term “recall” is outdated.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:
Official NHTSA documentation below:
Tesla documentation sent to NHTSA below: