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“Danger Lurking: Tesla Recalls 120k Cars for Defective Doors!

Tesla has recently recalled more than 120,000 vehicles in the US due to a potential defect that could cause their doors to open in the event of a crash. This latest recall affects Model S passenger vehicles built between 2012 and 2016. Tesla has warned that in the event of a crash, the vehicles’ doors may unlatch due to damaged seatbelt pretensioners located in the B-pillars of the vehicles. As reported by CNN, the company notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the recall and is now working on rectifying the problem. They have asked owners of the affected vehicles to bring them into dealerships for repairs. Tesla is also providing a list of affected VIN numbers so owners can check if their car is included in the recall. In a statement, Tesla said, “We will proactively alert affected customers to bring their vehicles to their nearest Service Center for inspection and repair. Our team has been working around the clock to develop and validate a permanent repair for Model S B-pillars.” The company apologized for any inconvenience to their customers and promised to fix the problem at no cost to owners. While defects such as these are often common for car manufacturers, Tesla’s choice to proactively inform customers and take the initiative to repair affected vehicles makes them stand out from other companies in the industry. This isn’t the first time Tesla has had to recall vehicles due to safety issues. In March 2019, the company recalled approximately 123,000 Model S cars over a potential fire hazard with the auxiliary power controllers. Tesla’s dedication to the safety of its customers should be commended, and we look forward to seeing them continue to strive for higher safety standards in their vehicles.