NEW YORK, November 21. /Corr. Ivan Sawyers/. American company Tesla withdraws from the world market sold all of its Model S sedans due to possible faulty seat belts in the front seats. This was stated on Friday representatives of the automaker.
This service campaign, the decision about which Tesla has adopted voluntarily, without guidance from regulators, affecting all 90 thousand Model S electric cars that were sold in the U.S. and other countries. Seat belts in them, according to experts, could zip myself down. Such suspicions appeared after the owner of one of the cars in Europe earlier this month informed the company representatives that she had undone the belt when she turned to talk to the passenger. As a result of incident nobody has suffered.
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Technicians visited about 3 thousand Model S, but found no fault. Despite this, Tesla believe that you should check for the presence of the specified defect should be 90 thousand cars.
As emphasized by the local media, this review has become the company’s largest. The last time Tesla has announced a similar service offers in January 2014. Then she felt it necessary to update the software in the computers of their electric vehicles. After the publication of information about the recall on Friday, shares of Tesla listed on the stock exchange in new York fell in price by 2.2% to $217.
Tesla started selling Model S in 2012. These electric vehicles can overcome without recharging approximately 426 km – more than that available on the market. The cost of the Model S varies depending on country and equipment of approximately $70 thousand to $120 thousand.
Tesla is one of the world leaders in the market of electric vehicles. Previously, its leadership stated intentions to 2016 to present a prototype of a computer controlled car that can move without a driver. In the number of companies that also are working to develop such machines that are Google, Apple and Uber.