Tesla issued three recalls of Model 3 and Model Y vehicles of recent model years due to problems with seat belts and tire pressure.
The first recall affects nearly 6,000 model year 2019–2021 Model 3 and 2020–2021 Model Y vehicles. The fastener bolts may be loose, allowing the brake calipers to separate from the wheel knuckles and contact the inner wheel rim. As a result, tires may lose pressure.
Operators may have loosened the fasteners during assembly. Drivers may notice an abnormal noise from the inner wheel rim. Tesla will inspect the fasteners, tighten any loose fasteners and check for any damage to the vehicles. Damaged vehicles will be towed to a Tesla service center.
The second recall affects 2,166 model year 2019–2021 Model Y vehicles with seat belt issues.
The fasteners that secure the second-row seat belt retractors may not be properly secured. The fasteners may have been cross-threaded during assembly.
Vehicle occupants may hear noises when the second-row seat belt retractors are pulled or released. Tesla will inspect and replace the fasteners when the recall begins. A recall date has yet to be announced.
The third recall affects more than 5,500 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles with problems with the front seat belts. The fasteners that secure the front seat shoulder belts to the B-pillars may not have been properly secured during assembly. Vehicle occupants may notice the issue when trying to adjust the seat belt. Service centers will inspect and fix the fasteners.