The front-row seat belts on Tesla's 2021-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles may not be properly fastened, prompting a recall of almost 16,000 units.

which, according to officials, may cause the seat belts to come undone.


A detachable seat belt may not adequately restrain a driver or passenger in a collision, increasing the risk of injuries,

According to a report by the American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NHTSA authorities started looking into potential Tesla seat belt problems in March.

The Associated Press reported that as of June 19, Tesla had located 12 warranty claims relating to seat belt issues but was not aware of any associated incidents, injuries, or fatalities.

By September 12, Tesla will mail letters of notification to owners. Customers can bring their cars for a free inspection to a Tesla dealership.

According to the article, Tesla will replace the seat belt assemblies free of charge if they are unable to link the seat belts to the pretensioner anchors.