Tesla announces partial recall on Model S vehicles

Cars produced between May 10 and June 8 may have a problem with a mounting bracket for the second-row seat, creating potential problems in a crash.

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Some Tesla Model S vehicles may contain a defect, the electric car maker announced Wednesday.

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Model S vehicles produced between May 10 and June 8 of this year could contain an issue with the mounting bracket on the left-hand latch of the second row seat. Musk specifically said that the mounting bracket could be "weaker than intended" in the four-door sports sedans.

"This reduces our confidence that the left hand seat back will be properly retained in the event of a crash," Musk wrote in a blog post Wednesday.

Musk noted that the issue should not cause "undue alarm," saying there have been no customer complaints or injuries as of yet. Still, he informed affected owners that they will be contacted within the next few days. Tesla will drive to the place of their choosing, pick up the Model S, and repair it at no charge.

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