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1997 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn Auto

  • Driver & front passenger dual airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • 2-point color-keyed center rear lap belt
  • Front/rear assist grips (3)
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Hyundai Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Hyundai Accent 34Not
Tested
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Tested
1997 Hyundai Elantra 33Not
Tested
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1997 Hyundai Sonata 3412Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn Auto
1997 HYUNDAI SONATA:

Bulletin Number: 0236030
OBD-II READINESS TEST DRIVE CYCLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0290009
SUBJECT REGARDING DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE FOR CLIFFORD AND DEI SECURITY SYSTEM. *JG

Bulletin Number: 0636006
EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS. *KB

Bulletin Number: 117
INFORMATION ON EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 133
PRE-CONDITIONS FOR READINESS MONITORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 5NP-S9D9P-10
THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON COMPONENTS, ATTRIBUTES, AND PRECAUTIONS OF THE 7-SPEED DRY-TYPE DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT).

Bulletin Number: 9701998
RECALL 97V-026 - THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR THERMAL SWITCH CIRCUIT CONTACT POINTS MUST BE CLEANED ON CERTAIN HYUNDAI VEHICLES WHICH FALL INTO THE FOLLOWING PRODUTION RANGES TO CORRECT A POSSIBLE INTERMITTENT INTERRUPTION OF WIPER OPERATION

Bulletin Number: 97090120009
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ON BLOCK HEATER. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97090136003
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO THE CRANKSHAFT AND CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR LOCATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97090140029
THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR AND IDLE SWITCH ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97100120012
SHOP MANUAL CORRECTION ON CYLINDER HEAD BOLT TORQUE SPECIFICATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97100140032
INFORMATION REGARDING END CLUTCH RETAINER AND CLUTCH PLATE MODIFICATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110120013
DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION ON A NEW FRONT CASE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110120014
PROVIDED PROCEDURES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A BLOCK HEATER. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110160006
SERVICE PROCEDURE AND INSTALLATION OF THE TRUNK MOUNTED SPOILER. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110160007
INFORMATION ON TORSION BARS, GAS STRUTS AND CHMSL. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110199004
VARIOUS INFORMATION ON PROPER CARE FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS AND CORRECTIVE STEPS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9720002
THE CYLINDER HEAD TORQUE SEQUENCE FOR IN-LINE 4 CYLINDER ENGINES NOTED IN THE LISTED SHOP MANUALS IS INCORRECT. *JD

Bulletin Number: 9730002
IDLE SPEED CONTROL ACTUATOR (SHOP MANUAL CORRECTION). *TW

Bulletin Number: 9790002
ATM 3RD TO 4TH GEAR UPSHIFT DELAY DURING CRUISE CONTROL OPERATION. *TW

Bulletin Number: 9790005
AUDIO SYSTEM CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT. *TW

Bulletin Number: 9806-9836004
SHOP MANUAL ON DOHC SPARK PLUG WIRE ROUTING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9836009
INFORMATION ON FUEL INJECTOR CONFIGURATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9840003
VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARSH 3-2 DOWNSHIFT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9850002
SPECIFICATION ON REAR BRAKE DISC MINIMUM THICKNESS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9880005
VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A WIND NOISE IN THE AREA AROUND THE RIGHT

Bulletin Number: 9880007
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES ON WOOD INTERIOR TRIM. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9890005
SUBJECT ON AIRBAG REPAIR KIT PART NUMBERS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9936004
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO ( ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL ) ETM CORRECTION FOR GROUND DISTRIBUTION . *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB-11-BR-002
HYUNDAI: ALL SONATA HYBRIDS. BRAKE BLEEDING PROCEDURE. *RM

 
Recalls for 1997 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn Auto
1997 HYUNDAI SONATA
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V314001
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 08/01/1996 - 07/09/1997
Potential Units Affected: 66086
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ACCENT GT MODEL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DOHC ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 19, 1996 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1997; 1998 ACCENT MODEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 6, 1997 THROUGH JUNE 25, 1998; 1997 SONATA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1, 1996 THROUGH JULY 9, 1997 AND 1998 SONATA VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM JULY 9, 1997 THROUGH APRIL 24, 1998. THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS MAY APPLY EXCESSIVE VACUUM TO THE FUEL TANKS DURING THE CANISTER PURGE CYCLE. MINOR FUEL TANK DISTORTION COULD RESULT. A SMALL CRACK COULD DEVELOP ON THE UPPER FUEL TANK SURFACE. THE "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT WOULD THEN ILLUMINATE AND, IN SOME CASES, THE VEHICLE DRIVER COULD NOTICE A GASOLINE ODOR.
Consequence:
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL PRESSURE CHECK THE VEHICLE'S FUEL TANK TO DETERMINE IF IT HAS CRACKED. IF IT IS CRACKED, A NEW FUEL TANK WILL BE INSTALLED. A NEW FUEL FILLER CAP THAT DECREASES THE AMOUNT OF VACUUM INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED. NOTE: THE 1997-1998 SONATA FUEL TANKS HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED CRACKING. HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME, THE CAUSE FOR THE CRACKING HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED. THIS PORTION OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN AFTER HYUNDAI HAS DETERMINED THE CAUSE AND CORRECTIVE PROCEDURE.
1997 HYUNDAI SONATA
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V026000
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Manufacturer: HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Manufacture Dates: 12/18/1995 - 10/18/1996
Potential Units Affected: 74965
Defect Description:
THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR CIRCUIT BREAKER ELECTRICAL CONTACTS WERE CONTAMINATED DURING ASSEMBLY.
Consequence:
THIS CONTAMINATION INTERFERES WITH THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT CONTINUITY AND PREVENTS THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR FROM OPERATING. INOPERATIVE WINDSHIELD WIPERS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO REDUCED VISIBILITY DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE CONTAMINANTS FROM THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR CIRCUIT BREAKER CONTACTS.
 


2013 Tesla Model S Performance

  • Driver Airbag
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Front Dual Knee Airbags
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
  • Rear Electronic Parking Aid With Camera
  • Rear Center 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2013 Tesla Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2013 Tesla Model S Performance
2013 TESLA MODEL S:

Bulletin Number: 13-31-003
TESLA MOTORS, INC 2012-2013 MODEL S: INFORMATION REGARDING FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINTS DEVELOPING GREATER FREE PLAY THAN EXPECTED. INSTALLING (4)WEDGE- LOCK WASHERS ON THE LOWER ARM BALL JOINT WILL CORRECT THE PROBLEM. *LJ

Bulletin Number: 14-40-001
TESLA MOTORS INC 2013-2014 MODEL S : BULETIN INFORMATION REGARDING REPLACING REAR DRIVE UNIT. SOME UNITS HAVE INADEQUATE GREASE, WHICH MAY CAUSE A LOUD CLUNKING SOUND DURING ACCELERATOR. *LJ

Bulletin Number: 15-17-005
TESLA MOTORS, INC 2012-2014: BULLETIN INFORMATION REGARDING UPGRADED 12V POSITIVE JUMP POST NEEDS REPLACEMENT OF THE OLD POST WHICH CAN CAUSE CORROSION & PREVENT EXTERNAL CHARGING OF THE 12V BATTERY. *LJ

Bulletin Number: SB-12-17-013
TESLA: SOME 12V BATTERY, IF OVERTORQUED, ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO WEAKENING AND BREAKAGE FROM POSITIVE TERMINALS WITH CASTING POROSITY AND IF TERMINAL FAILS, AFTER IGNITION IS OFF, WILL NOT RESTART. MODEL 2012 MODEL S. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-12-31-001
TESLA: BECAUSE OF IMPROPER PRELOAD ON REAR WHEEL BEARINGS, DUE TO REPEATED HEAVY ACCELERATION, CAN CAUSE REAR WHEEL AXLE NUTS TO LOSE PROPER TORQUE AND PREMATURE BEARING WEAR. MODEL 2012 MODEL S. *PE UPDATED 1/24/2014 *JS

Bulletin Number: SB-12-34-002
TESLA: ONCE VEHICLE IS PARKED, AIR IN TIRES (21 INCH WHEELS) COOLS, IN COLD AMBIENT TEMPERATURES, CAN CAUSE TIRE PRESSURE TO DECREASE BELOW THRESHOLD, WHICH IS CLOSE TO PROPER INFLATION PRESSURE, RESULTING IN ILLUMINATION OF TIRE PRESSURE I

Bulletin Number: SB-12-44-005
TESLA MOTORS: PROCEDURES TO RECONFIGURE THE COOLANT LINES AND FIRMWARE IN ORDER TO INSTALL A SECOND CHARGER. MODEL INCLUDES MODEL S ALL MODEL YEARS. *JS

Bulletin Number: SB1313001R6
THIS SERVICE BULLETIN CONTAINS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIONAL THIRD ROW SEAT. INCLUDED IN THIS PROCEDURE ARE STEPS TO ADD THE REAR CROSSMEMBER (IF NEEDED), REMOVE AND MODIFY EXISTING TRIM PANELS, INSTALL HARDWARE, ADD THE 2ND RO

Bulletin Number: SB1315007R3
DESCRIBES HOW TO INSTALL THE CENTER CONSOLE FLOOR FINISHER TO MATCH THE DASH TRIM APPEARANCE.

Bulletin Number: SB1315014R4
DESCRIBES HOW TO INSTALL THE 1ST GENERATION PREMIUM CENTER CONSOLE ASSEMBLY.

Bulletin Number: SB-13-24-006 R3
Some Model S vehicles might experience wind noise from the leading edge of the panoramic roof at high speed.

Bulletin Number: SB-13-34-001
TESLA: PAINTED LUG NUTS OR OVERSPRAY PAINT ON SEAT, MIGHT BE CORRODED IN THREAD AREA, LEADING TO INADEQUATE CLAMPING TORQUE AND NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED TO PREVENT VIBRATION, SHIMMING, KNOCKING OR CLUNKING NOISE, WHILE DRIVING. MODEL 2012 MO

Bulletin Number: SB-13-34-001
TESLA: PAINTED LUG NUTS OR OVERSPRAY PAINT ON SEAT, MIGHT BE CORRODED IN THREAD AREA, LEADING TO INADEQUATE CLAMPING TORQUE AND NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED TO PREVENT VIBRATION, SHIMMING, KNOCKING OR CLUNKING NOISE, WHILE DRIVING. MODEL 2012 MO

Bulletin Number: SB-13-44-010
TESLA: INFORMATION PROVIDED IN REGARDS TO INSTALLING A SECOND (SLAVE) CHARGER THAT IS CURRENTLY CONFIGURED, IN A VEHICLE, WITH ONLY ONE MASTER CHARGER. MODEL 2013-15 S. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-13-44-010
TESLA: INFORMATION PROVIDED IN REGARDS TO INSTALLING A SECOND (SLAVE) CHARGER THAT IS CURRENTLY CONFIGURED, IN A VEHICLE, WITH ONLY ONE MASTER CHARGER. MODEL 2013-15 S. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB1344010R4
UPGRADE A VEHICLE FROM A SINGLE 2ND GENERATION CHARGER TO DUAL 2ND GENERATION CHARGERS.

Bulletin Number: SB1344010R4
UPGRADE A VEHICLE FROM A SINGLE 2ND GENERATION CHARGER TO DUAL 2ND GENERATION CHARGERS.

Bulletin Number: SB-13-50-003
TESLA MOTORS INC. : INSTRUCTIONS ON REASSEMBLY OF HPWC FUSES. *LJ

Bulletin Number: SB-13-90-002 R3
Instructions for installing the carbon fiber spoiler.

Bulletin Number: SB-13-96-002
TESLA MOTORS INC. : SERVICE BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SB-12-95-002 REVISION DATED NOVEMBER 12, 2012 . MRB PARTS RETURNS LIST FOR ALL NON-MAINTENANCE RELATED MODEL S PARTS EXCEPT 6005894 & 1021634. *LJ

Bulletin Number: SB-14-17-003
TESLA: INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING REPLACEMENT OF REAR DOORS, ON SOME VEHICLES, THAT MAY BE COMPATIBLE BUT FAIL TO HAVE SAME MOUNTING POINTS FOR ELECTRICAL HARNESS. MODEL 2012-2014 S. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-14-21-004
TESLA: INSIDE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (IC), CIRCUIT BOARD WAS SOLDERED, WHILE USING AN IMPROPER FLUX, IN SOME VEHICLES, AND CAN LEAD TO SHORTER THAN EXPECTED LIFESPAN AND QUALITY CONCERNS. MODEL 2012-2014 S. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-14-30-002 R4
Three metal plates are installed on the front subframe to deflect road debris and protect the underbody from possible damage.

Bulletin Number: SB-14-40-001
TESLA: 2013-2014 MODEL S: INFORMATION REGARDING REPLACING REAR DRIVE UNIT PRODUCED WITH INADEQUATE GREASE, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A "CLUNK" SOUND WHEN USING THE ACCELERATOR WHILE DRIVING. *LJ

Bulletin Number: SB14-50-002 R1
TESLA: WHEN CHARGING, CORROSION, PHYSICAL DAMAGE TO RECEPTACLES, OR INAPPROPRIATE WIRING OR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL OUTLETS CAN CAUSE HIGHER THAN NORMAL ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE. MODEL 2012-2014 S. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-15-11-001
TESLA MOTORS: 2012-2014 S MODELS; BULLETIN INSTRUCTIONS AND REPAIR GUIDELINES FOR DRAFT ENTERING CABIN FROM A-PILLAR. *LJ

Bulletin Number: SB-15-11-001
TESLA MOTORS: 2012-2014 S MODELS; BULLETIN INSTRUCTIONS AND REPAIR GUIDELINES FOR DRAFT ENTERING CABIN FROM A-PILLAR. *LJ

Bulletin Number: SB-15-16-002 R1
It is possible to accidentally break off the aeroshield support tab from the HV Battery. If the tab breaks, the mid aeroshield is not fully supported, reducing the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. The operation of the HV Battery is no

Bulletin Number: SB-15-16-002 R1
It is possible to accidentally break off the aeroshield support tab from the HV Battery. If the tab breaks, the mid aeroshield is not fully supported, reducing the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. The operation of the HV Battery is no

Bulletin Number: SB1517003R2
IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO RETROFIT THE CONTINENTAL TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) ONTO VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH A BAOLONG TPMS.

Bulletin Number: SB1517003R2
IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO RETROFIT THE CONTINENTAL TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) ONTO VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH A BAOLONG TPMS.

Bulletin Number: SB-15-17-003 R3
It is now possible to retrofit the Continental Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) onto vehicles that were originally equipped with a Baolong TPMS.

Bulletin Number: SB-15-17-003 R4
It is now possible to retrofit the Continental Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) onto vehicles that were originally equipped with a Baolong TPMS.

Bulletin Number: SB1615001
DESCRIBES HOW TO RETROFIT THE 2ND GENERATION PREMIUM CENTER CONSOLE ASSEMBLY.

Bulletin Number: SB1690001
DESCRIBES HOW TO INSTALL THE PERFORMANCE PEDAL SET ACCESSORY.

Bulletin Number: SB1690001
DESCRIBES HOW TO INSTALL THE PERFORMANCE PEDAL SET ACCESSORY.

Bulletin Number: SB-17-10-006 R1
On Model S, the windshield wiper motor bracket might become loose, resulting in a popping or clicking noise during windshield wiper operation.

Bulletin Number: SB-18-13-002
On some Model S base trim 1st row seats, the Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking motion in the seat. This does not affect performan

Bulletin Number: SB-18-13-002
On some Model S base trim 1st row seats, the Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking motion in the seat. This does not affect performan

Bulletin Number: SB-18-13-002
On some Model S base trim 1st row seats, the Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking motion in the seat. This does not affect performan

Bulletin Number: SB-18-13-002 R1
On some Model S base trim front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking moti

Bulletin Number: SB-18-13-002 R2
On some Model S base trim front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking moti

Bulletin Number: SB-18-13-002 R2
On some Model S base trim front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking moti

Bulletin Number: SB-18-32-002 R1
Long-term exposure to high-corrosion environments might weaken the bolts that attach the power steering motor to the steering rack housing.

Bulletin Number: SB-18-32-002 R3
Long-term exposure to high-corrosion environments might weaken the bolts that attach the power steering motor to the steering rack housing.

Bulletin Number: SB-18-32-002 R3
Long-term exposure to high-corrosion environments might weaken the bolts that attach the power steering motor to the steering rack housing.

Bulletin Number: SB-19-11-001
On certain Model S vehicles, the liftgate has plugs that do not allow water to drain, causing condensation to build up inside the tail light assembly. Tail light functionality is not affected. The retrofit of updated drain-type liftgate plu

Bulletin Number: SB-19-11-001
On certain Model S vehicles, the liftgate has plugs that do not allow water to drain, causing condensation to build up inside the tail light assembly. Tail light functionality is not affected. The retrofit of updated drain-type liftgate plu

Bulletin Number: SB-19-31-001
On certain Model S vehicles, either lower rear control arm might crack, causing excessive negative camber of the rear suspension.

Bulletin Number: TN-13-16-002
TESLA: WHEN REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK THESE PROCEDURES NEED TO BE FOLLOWED IN ORDER TO ENSURE PROPER SEALING OF THE HV RAPID MATE. NO MODEL OR MODEL YEARS GIVEN. *JS

Bulletin Number: TN-13-44-001
TESLA: DUE TO ISOLATION OF MODEL S HIGH VOLTAGE, A MONITOR IS INSTALLED IN BATTERY TO ENSURE NO ELECTRICAL CURRENT, BETWEEN VEHICLE AND HIGH VOLTAGE CONDUCTOR, IS BEING CARRIED AND IS MEASURED, PERIODICALLY, FOR RESISTANCE BETWEEN HIGH VOL

Bulletin Number: TN-13-44-001
TESLA: DUE TO ISOLATION OF MODEL S HIGH VOLTAGE, A MONITOR IS INSTALLED IN BATTERY TO ENSURE NO ELECTRICAL CURRENT, BETWEEN VEHICLE AND HIGH VOLTAGE CONDUCTOR, IS BEING CARRIED AND IS MEASURED, PERIODICALLY, FOR RESISTANCE BETWEEN HIGH VOL

Bulletin Number: TN-13-44-002
TESLA: HIGH VOLTAGE AWARENESS FOR MODEL S. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL BULLETIN. NO MODEL YEARS WERE PROVIDED. *JS

Bulletin Number: TN-13-44-003
TESLA: THE HIGH VOLTAGE INTERLOCK LOOP (HVIL) DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL BULLETIN. NO MODEL TYPES OR MODEL YEARS WERE PROVIDED. *JS UPDATED 10/21/14. *PE

 
Recalls for 2013 Tesla Model S Performance
2013 TESLA MODEL S
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V249000
Component: SEATS
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc
Manufacture Dates: 05/10/2013 - 06/08/2013
Potential Units Affected: 1228
Defect Description:
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain model year 2013 Model S electric vehicles manufactured May 10, 2013, through June 8, 2013. An improper method for aligning the left hand seat back striker to the bracket may have weakened the weld between the bracket and the frame of the vehicle.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash, the left hand seat back may not stay mounted, increasing the risk of injury to passengers.
Action to take:
Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will inspect the left hand second row strikers. Tesla will add additional mounting hardware to ensure a proper joint between the bracket and the frame, free of charge. The recall began on June 24, 2013. Owners may contact Tesla at 1-650-681-5000.
2013 TESLA MODEL S
NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V006000
Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected: 21081
Defect Description:
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain model year 2013 Model S vehicles equipped for, and delivered with, certain NEMA 14-50 (240 volt) Universal Mobile Connector (UMC) adapters. During charging, the adapter, cord, or wall outlet could overheat.
Consequence:
An overheated adapter, cord, or wall outlet increases the risk of burn injury and/or fire.
Action to take:
Tesla will notify owners and provide an "over-the-air" software update. Some owners have already received this update. This update allows the Model S on board charging system to detect any unexpected fluctuations in the input power or higher resistance connections to the vehicle. If detected, the onboard charging system will automatically reduce the charging current by 25%. Tesla owners can verify that they have received the updated software (version 5.8.4 or later) by viewing the vehicle's center information screen. Additionally, Tesla will mail owners a replacement NEMA 14-50 adapter that is equipped with an internal thermal fuse. The recall began on March 14, 2014. Owners may contact Tesla Service Center at 1-877-79-TESLA (1-877-798-3752).
2013 TESLA MODEL S
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V780000
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 05/31/2012 - 11/12/2015
Potential Units Affected: 59415
Defect Description:
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Model S vehicles manufactured May 31, 2012, to November 12, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with driver or front passenger seat belts that may be improperly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner.
Consequence:
If the seat belt is not correctly attached to the pretensioner, it may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Action to take:
Tesla will notify owners, and service centers will inspect the driver and front passenger seat belts, correcting their connection, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 14, 2015. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-15-20-002.
2013 TESLA MODEL S
NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V260000
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 07/12/2012 - 11/17/2016
Potential Units Affected: 31709
Defect Description:
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles. The electric parking brake calipers have an internal gear that may be improperly manufactured, possibly resulting in the gear fracturing during parking brake application or release.
Consequence:
If the gear breaks during parking brake release, the vehicle will not be able to be moved. If the gear breaks during parking brake application, the parking brake may not adequately hold the vehicle, potentially resulting in the vehicle rolling, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Tesla will notify owners, and service centers will replace the electric parking brake calipers, free of charge. A remedy is currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed June 8, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-17-33-002.
2013 TESLA MODEL S
NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V031000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer: Tesla, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013
Potential Units Affected: 17846
Defect Description:
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling all 2013 Model S vehicles equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Action to take:
Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will replace the passenger frontal air bag modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2018. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-18-20-001.
2013 TESLA MODEL S
NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V204000
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Manufacturer: Tesla, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 05/31/2012 - 04/09/2016
Potential Units Affected: 70421
Defect Description:
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Tesla Model S vehicles equipped with Bosch steering racks. The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist.
Consequence:
Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and add a corrosion-preventative sealer, free of charge. The recall began May 7, 2019. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-18-32-002.
 






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