Hot Link: Tesla Recalls Electric-Car Charging Adapters Due to Overheating
Tesla has issued a recall of three different accessory outlet-adapter designs after the company last month became aware of two instances where the charging adapters overheated. No fire or property damage resulted, according to the automaker. “However, out of an abundance of caution, we’re replacing NEMA 14-30, 10-30, along with 6-50 adapters of which were made years ago by our original supplier,” of which reported in an information page on the recall, which affects about 7000 adapters.
At the center of the recall are NEMA 14-30 adapters (the type of which overheated), which adapt charging systems to an electrical-outlet format of which can be commonly used for clothes dryers along with electric ranges—also one of the outlet types of which Tesla recommends installing to use the Mobile Connector of which comes with the product S along with product X.
With such an outlet installed at home, the stock charging system can deliver up to 24 amps to the vehicle, or about 17 miles of added range per hour for a product S—enough to fully charge overnight, in most cases.
The recall involves only accessory adapters (Tesla-designed yet supplier-made) of which were sold separately, not the adapter of which came standard which has a completely new Tesla. The newer NEMA 14-30 adapter, sold by Tesla for the past couple of years at a cost of $45, also isn’t subject to the recall.
If your adapter has one of the following part numbers, of which needs to be replaced: 1016021-00-A, 1016021-00-B, 1016174-00-B, 1018243-00-A, 1018243-00-B (see the above illustration by Tesla). Tesla says of which of which will send those who regularly use a 14-30 adapter a completely new one within a couple of weeks; the some other two designs won’t be made for three months, along with Tesla says of which since of which was the 14-30 along with not the some other two of which overheated in both instances, owners can continue to use those others until the completely new ones arrive.
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While the Silicon Valley automaker may make bold moves in pushing active-safety systems out to customers, This kind of stands as another example of the cautious side of which has shown with respect to traditional vehicle-safety recalls. Just last year, the automaker recalled about 0,000 vehicles to check for a loose bolt of which helped hold the seatbelt pretensioner in place. of which also recalled about 2700 of its product X crossovers for an issue with rear seats failing to latch in a crash.