Tesla Motors is recalling more than 1,200 Model S electric sedans due to a potentially weak bracket holding the left hand, second row seat.
Elon Musk, CEO and Chairman of Tesla Motors, said in a blog entry Wednesday that the weakened bracket “reduces our confidence” that the back of the left-hand seat would be protected and remain intact if the driver were to be involved in a road accident.
Musk stresses that there have been no complaints, no injuries (that the company is aware of), and no weld failures.
The issue was discovered June 10 and the company notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Owners of potentially affected vehicles, made between May 10 and June 8, will be contacted by Tesla.
Tesla Motors will arrange for the cars to be picked up and returned, and a loaner vehicle will be provided, if needed.
The recall is the first of its kind since Tesla Motors launched its new service and warranty program in May this year. There are a number of new perks for car owners, such as the ability to pick up another Model S on loan while their car is in service.