Η Tesla ανακοίνωσε πως προχωρεί στην ανάκληση περίπου 2.700 Model X λόγω ενός προβλήματος στην τρίτη σειρά των καθισμάτων, η οποία και μπορεί ενδεχομένως να διπλώσει προς τα εμπρός σε περίπτωση σύγκρουσης. Η εταιρία αναφέρει πως από την ανάκληση επηρεάζονται τα Model X παραγωγής πριν από τις 26 Μαρτίου 2016, και όλα βρίσκονται στις Η.Π.Α, με τα περισσότερα να έχουν ήδη παραδοθεί στους ιδιοκτήτες τους.
Η Tesla λέει πως η ρυθμιζόμενη πλάτη πέρασε στα τεστ της για 15 φορές, αλλά απέτυχε την 16η, μια δομική που διεξήχθη πριν ξεκινήσουν οι ευρωπαϊκές παραδόσεις του Model X. Σύμφωνα με την Tesla πρόκειται για κατασκευαστικό λάθος στην άρθρωση του καθίσματος και όχι λάθος στον σχεδιασμό του. Η Tesla θα προχωρήσει στην επισκευή των αυτοκινήτων δωρεάν μέσα στις ερχόμενες 5 εβδομάδες, με την εταιρία να ζητά από τους κατόχους να μην χρησιμοποιούν την τρίτη σειρά των καθισμάτων μέχρι να συμβεί η ανάκληση.
Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις η Honda ανακοίνωσε την ανάκληση 11.602 Accord στις Η.Π.Α παραγωγής 2004-2007 στα οποία έχουν εγκατασταθεί λάθος μονάδες αερόσακοι συνοδηγού, μιας και αυτές δεν πληρούν τους ομοσπονδιακούς κανονισμούς ασφαλείας των Η.Π.Α. Οι αερόσακοι έχουν σχεδιαστεί για χρήση στη Νότιο Αφρική.
Today, Tesla issued a voluntary recall for Model X built before March 26th of this year.
Here is the email we sent today to all affected Model X customers:
We are emailing to inform you of a proactive action Tesla is taking to ensure your safety as a Model X owner. Tesla’s internally conducted crash testing demonstrates that Model X will be the first SUV to receive the highest safety rating in every category, and we are committed to ensuring that it remains the safest SUV in the world.
Recently, during an internal seat strength test that was conducted prior to the start of Model X deliveries in Europe, the recliner in a third row Model X seat unexpectedly slipped. The recliner, which is provided to us by an outside supplier, is the locking hinge that allows the third row seat back to fold forward, and if a recliner were to slip during a crash, the seat back could move forward. Similar testing was conducted before the start of deliveries in North America, with 15 confirmation tests having been conducted without a single recliner failure. Despite these prior successful tests and no reports of a third row seat slipping in any customer vehicles, we have decided to conduct a voluntary recall as a precautionary measure and will be replacing all affected third row seat backs.
Our records show that you own a Model X affected by this voluntary recall. We will shortly send you an official recall notice by mail, but we wanted to alert you to this action as soon as possible.
A fix to this issue is already in place. We have worked with our supplier to develop a new recliner design with improved quality that resolved the issue. We are now constructing new third row seat backs to match all affected vehicles. Your service center will contact you to schedule the installation of your replacement seat backs as soon as they are available. Based on current production rates, we expect all replacements to be completed on a rolling basis over the next five weeks. We will accelerate this timing if possible.
Until the recall is performed, you may make full use of your Model X, although we ask that you temporarily not have anyone sit in the third row seats while the car is in use. We recognize that not having the use of your third row seats for the next few weeks will be an inconvenience, but your safety is our primary concern. We assure you that we are building your new seat backs as fast as we can.
Thank you for being a Tesla customer. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 844-248-3752 or by email at ServiceHelpNA@teslamotors.com. We apologize for this inconvenience.
CONSEQUENCE: An air bag module does not meet the advanced air bag requirements can increase the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash.
REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the air bag module as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 5, 2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s number for this recall is JZ3.
NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Statement by American Honda Regarding Passenger Front Airbag Module Recall: 2004-2007 Honda Accord Apr 8, 2016 – TORRANCE, Calif.
– 11,602 older-model Accords vehicles included – South American specification original passenger front airbag modules were mistakenly supplied for affected vehicles – Issue was discovered during Takata airbag inflator recall repairs
Honda will voluntarily recall 11,602 model-year 2004-2007 Accord vehicles in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace the passenger front airbag module, free of charge. Original airbag modules designed for installation into vehicles for sale in South America were mistakenly supplied during production of affected U.S. specification Accord vehicles. The incorrect airbag modules do not comply with United States federal regulations. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered during repairs under a Takata front passenger airbag inflator recall.
All of the affected Accord vehicles are also included in a Takata front passenger airbag inflator recall or safety improvement campaign, which require replacement of only the airbag inflator within the airbag module. Each Honda dealer is required to verify that the removed airbag inflator is part of the recall before completing repairs, and through that process, Honda dealers discovered this issue. If a vehicle has already been repaired as part of a Takata front passenger airbag inflator recall or campaign, it will not be included in this new recall.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in early-May 2016. Additionally, owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicles require repair now by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.