In response to accusations that the seat belts may not be strong enough to keep people in a crash, U.S. highway safety inspectors have launched yet another inquiry into Tesla issues.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s inquiry is focused on around 50,000 Model X SUVs from the 2022 and 2023 model years.
According to the agency, two Tesla owners have complained that the front belts weren’t linked adequately at the factory.
According to documents published by the organization on Tuesday, the seat frames are where the belt linkage and pretensions, which tighten the belts before a crash, are attached.
According to both complaints, the force was applied while the cars were in motion, causing the linkage and pre-tensioner to detach from the frames. In neither case was there a collision?
The organization claims it is starting the investigation to examine Tesla’s manufacturing procedures, how frequently the issue occurs, and how pervasive it is. Recalls may result from studies.
Early on Tuesday, a message was placed asking Tesla for a response.
Also, the NHTSA is looking into 2020-era Tesla-related allegations. Teslas with partially autonomous driving systems that can brake suddenly or potentially collide with emergency vehicles sitting on highways are among the vehicles under investigation.
Investigations are also being conducted into concerns that some steering wheels may unexpectedly disengage and suspension components may malfunction.