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Safety Features



1997 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2dr Roadster 6.0L

  • Driver & front passenger front/side airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Adjustable 3-point front shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractors
  • 10-way electrically adjustable front bucket seats w/head restraints/3-position driver seat memory
  • Electronic stability program (ESP)
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Mercedes-Benz Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 44Not
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Tested
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Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2dr Roadster 6.0L
No service bulletins exist
 
Recalls for 1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2dr Roadster 6.0L
No recalls exist.
 


2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Crash Sensor Disconnects Battery
  • Safety Rollbar
  • Front 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
  • Trunk Anti-Trap Device
 
Crash Test Results for the 2010 Tesla Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible
2010 TESLA ROADSTER2:

Bulletin Number: SB-12-46-001
TESLA MOTORS: DURING THE SHIPMENT OF BATTERY PACK SHEETS, RESIDUAL COOLANT MAY LEAK EFFECTING SHIPPING CONTAINER INTEGRITY. *PE

Bulletin Number: SVC-11-16-013
TESLA: DURING NORMAL OPERATION OF VEHICLE, APS CABLE GROMMET CAN BECOME DISLODGED. TO IMPROVE SECURITY AGAINST WATER INGRESS A NEW DESIGN HAS BEEN PROVIDED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SVC-11-17-011
TESLA MOTORS: ROADSTER 2010-2011. THERE IS WATER ENTRY THROUGH THE HOOD RELEASE CABLE GROMMET. *RM

Bulletin Number: SVC-11-17-011
TESLA MOTORS: ROADSTER 2010-2011. THERE IS WATER ENTRY THROUGH THE HOOD RELEASE CABLE GROMMET. *RM

Bulletin Number: SVC-11-40-014
TESLA: INFORMATION PROVIDED IN REGARDS TO ASSEMBLING A NEW SEALED BEARING DUAL PEM/MOTOR FAN THAT IS RETROFIT DUAL DESIGN TO REPLACE TWO SEPARATE FANS WITH A SINGLE ASSEMBLY TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY AND FUNCTION IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION

Bulletin Number: SVC-11-40-014
TESLA: INFORMATION PROVIDED IN REGARDS TO ASSEMBLING A NEW SEALED BEARING DUAL PEM/MOTOR FAN THAT IS RETROFIT DUAL DESIGN TO REPLACE TWO SEPARATE FANS WITH A SINGLE ASSEMBLY TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY AND FUNCTION IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION

Bulletin Number: SVC-11-40-015
TESLA: INFORMATION REGARDING THE MOTOR AND PEM FANS WHERE CERTAIN TYPES OF WEATHER CONDITIONS, SUCH AS SNOW, MAY ACCUMULATE TOO CLOSE AND CAUSE ADVERSE AFFECT ON THE AIRFLOW AND COOLING EFFICIENCY. THIS MAY SHORTENED THE USEFUL LIFE OF

Bulletin Number: SVC-11-40-015
TESLA: INFORMATION REGARDING THE MOTOR AND PEM FANS WHERE CERTAIN TYPES OF WEATHER CONDITIONS, SUCH AS SNOW, MAY ACCUMULATE TOO CLOSE AND CAUSE ADVERSE AFFECT ON THE AIRFLOW AND COOLING EFFICIENCY. THIS MAY SHORTENED THE USEFUL LIFE OF

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-13-44-003
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

Bulletin Number: TSB-09-15-007
TESLA: FLOOR MATS WERE NOT ANCHORED TO THE FLOOR. THEY HAVE NOT INTERFERED WITH THE OPERATION, BUT ARE A NUISANCE. *RM

Bulletin Number: TSB-10-10-012
TESSLA: SOME DOOR SWITCH PLATES ARE MADE OF MILD STEEL INSTEAD OF STAINLESS STEEL WHICH WILL CAUSE IT TO DEFORM AND BECOME INOPERATIVE. *RM

Bulletin Number: TSB-10-16-010
TESLA: THERE ARE REVISED TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE BOLTS ON THE BATTERY PACK COVER. *RM

Bulletin Number: TSB-10-17-003
TESLA: INTERMITTENT NO START OR CHARGE. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A SIMPLE FIX FOR A POWER DRAIN CAUSED BY THE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM WHICH RESULTS IN A CONTRACTOR POWER FAULT IN E.U. 2.0 POWER TRAIN VEHICLES. THE FIX IS AN ADAPTER WHICH PLUGS

Bulletin Number: TSB-10-17-003
TESLA: INTERMITTENT NO START OR CHARGE. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A SIMPLE FIX FOR A POWER DRAIN CAUSED BY THE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM WHICH RESULTS IN A CONTRACTOR POWER FAULT IN E.U. 2.0 POWER TRAIN VEHICLES. THE FIX IS AN ADAPTER WHICH PLUGS

Bulletin Number: TSB-10-17-004
TESLA: CONDENSER FAN FUSE UPGRADE. UPGRADING TO 30 AMPS AND INSTALLING A NEW LABEL ON THE FUSE BOX DOOR TO REFLECT UPGRADE. *JS

Bulletin Number: TSB-10-17-005
TESLA: UPDATED-SWITCHPACK NOT CHARGING AUXILIARY BATTERY; SWITCHPACK CHARGE CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION PREVENTS AUXILIARY BATTERY FROM CHARGING. SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION OF THE CHARGING CIRCUIT IN THE SWITCHPACK WHICH MAY RESUL

Bulletin Number: TSB-10-34-011
TESSLA: ON 2010 ROADSTERS THERE IS A CHANCE THAT A TPMS ANTENNA MAY NOT BE FULLY CONNECTED WHICH CAN CAUSE A BLANK READING ON THE TOUCH SCREEN. *RM

Bulletin Number: TSB-10-47-006
TESLA: DRIVE BUTTON MODIFICATION; INCORRECT DRIVE BUTTONS INSTALLED. A NUMBER OF VEHICLES HAVE BEEN FITTED WITH INCORRECT DRIVE BUTTONS. THE SUSPECT PART CAUSES AN INTERMITTENT FAILURE AND LOCKUP OF ALL SHIFT FUNCTIONS WHEN THE DRIVE BUTT

Bulletin Number: TSB-10-47-006
TESLA: DRIVE BUTTON MODIFICATION; INCORRECT DRIVE BUTTONS INSTALLED. A NUMBER OF VEHICLES HAVE BEEN FITTED WITH INCORRECT DRIVE BUTTONS. THE SUSPECT PART CAUSES AN INTERMITTENT FAILURE AND LOCKUP OF ALL SHIFT FUNCTIONS WHEN THE DRIVE BUTT

 
Recalls for 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible
2010 TESLA ROADSTER2
NHTSA Campaign ID: 10V458000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Manufacturer: TESLA MOTORS, INC
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2010 - 09/30/2010
Potential Units Affected: 439
Defect Description:
TESLA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ROADSTER 2.0 AND 2.5 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 12V AUXILIARY CABLE. THE 12V AUXILIARY CABLE FOR THE LOW VOLTAGE BACK UP POWER SYSTEM MAY BE IMPROPERLY ROUTED. IF THE WIRE IS IMPROPERLY ROUTED, AND TRAPPED AGAINST THE WHEEL WELL COVER, THE WIRE MAY ABRADE AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE CARBON FIBER ARMATURE AND, OVER TIME, EXPOSE THE WIRE. CONTACT BETWEEN THE BARE WIRE AND CARBON FIBER MAY CAUSE A SHORT-CIRCUIT LEADING TO POSSIBLE ELECTRICAL ARCHING.
Consequence:
SHORT CIRCUIT AND ELECTRICAL ARCING COULD LEAD TO A FIRE IN THE RIGHT FRONT HEADLAMP AREA.
Action to take:
TESLA MOTORS WILL CHECK THE ROUTING OF THE 12V AUXILIARY CABLE AND INSTALL A PROTECTIVE SLEEVE OVER THE WIRE FREE OF CHARGE. THIS WILL PREVENT MISROUTING AND PINCHING BY THE WHEEL WELL COVER. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 31, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TESLA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 877-888-3752.
 






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