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2014 Tesla Model S Performance

SAFETY FEATURES
 
  • 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 2014 Tesla Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2014 Tesla Model S Performance
2014 TESLA MODEL S:

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: 15-17-001
TESLA MOTORS INC 2014-2015 MODEL S: CERTAIN VEHICLES, WITH THE LH HALFSHAFT, MIGHT CONTACT POWER STEERING HARNESS, RESULTING IN AN ALERT MESSAGE ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. *LJ UPDATED 7/14/15. *PE

Bulletin Number: 15-17-002
TESLA MOTORS INC 2014 MODEL S: CERTAIN VEHICLES ARE MANUFACTURED WITH A PROTOTYPE 12V FUSE BOX BRACKET, TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM REPLACE THE 12V FUSE BOX BRACKET WITH THE PRODUCTION LEVEL PART. *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: 15-31-003
TESLA MOTORS INC 2014 MODEL S: INFORMATION REGARDING UPGRADED FRONT SWAY BAR AVAILABLE FOR DUAL MOTOR VEHICLES. *LJ

Bulletin Number: 15-44-002
TESLA MOTORS, INC.: INFORMATION REGARDING A CHARGE PORT DOOR THAT IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO PREMATURE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WILL BE UNABLE TO CHARGE IF THE CHARGE PORT DOOR IS CLOSED IF THE MOTOR FAILS. *LJ

Bulletin Number: 15-44-003
TESLA MOTORS INC 2014 MODEL S : INFORMATION REGARDING REPLACING THE FRONT DRIVE UNIT TO HVJB HARNESS ASSEMBLY THAT DOES NOT HAVE A HVIL INTERLOCK SWITCH . *LJ

Bulletin Number: 15-44-004
TESLA MOTORS INC 2014-2015 MODEL S: BULLETIN INFORMATION ON CERTAIN DUAL MOTOR VEHICLES , THE LATCH ON CHARGE PORT FAILS TO DISENGAGE, PREVENTING CHARGE CABLE FROM BEING INSERTED INTO THE CHARGE PORT. *LJ

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-13-44-010
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-13-50-003
TESLA MOTORS INC. MODEL S : SERVICE BULLETIN INFORMATION REGARDING HIGH POWER WALL CONNECTOR FUSE REPLACEMENT. IF FUSES ARE BLOWN, NO DIAGNOSTIC LIGHTS DISPLAY ON THE FRONT OF THE HPWC. *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-14-33-003
TESLA: AT TIME OF ASSEMBLY, THE ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE BOOSTER WAS IMPROPERLY OPERATED AND CAN INCREASE BRAKE BOOSTER ENTERING FAIL SAFE MODE AND WILL BE REPLACED. MODEL 2014 S. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-14-33-003
TESLA MOTORS, INC.: DURING INITIAL VEHICLE ASSEMBLY ELECTROMECHANICAL BRAKE BOOSTER HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY OPERATED. *LJ

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: SB-15-44-001
TESLA MOTORS: 2014 MODEL S: FRONT DRIVE UNIT HVIL SWITCH HAS A LOOSE SCREW, CAUSING THE FRONT DRIVE UNIT FUSE BRACKET TO COME LOOSE. *LJ

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-19-20-001
The propellant in the front passenger airbag inflator might degrade over time, which could cause the inflator body to rupture in the event the airbag is deployed.

Bulletin Number: SB-19-20-001 R1
The propellant in the front passenger airbag inflator might degrade over time, which could cause the inflator body to rupture in the event the airbag is deployed.

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: SB-19-39-001
During hard acceleration, the driver might notice vibrations coming from the front of some Model S or Model X vehicles.

Bulletin Number: SB-19-39-001
During hard acceleration, the driver might notice vibrations coming from the front of some Model S or Model X vehicles.

Bulletin Number: SB-19-39-001 R2
Older versions of the Model S and Model X LH front drive unit clevis mount contain a bushing that allows the front drive unit to move side-to-side more than expected during hard accelerations, resulting in excessive vibrations coming from t

 
Recalls for 2014 Tesla Model S Performance
2014 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.
2014 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.
2014 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.
2014 TESLA MODEL S
NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V002000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer: Tesla, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 01/01/2014 - 12/09/2016
Potential Units Affected: 68673
Defect Description:
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling all 2014-2016 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 began May 29, 2019. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-19-20-001.
 
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