2012 Tesla Motors Model S Safety Ratings

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US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 17V023000
Mfg's Report Date: January 10, 2017
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2,997


Summary:
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012 Model S vehicles sold, or ever registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are 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 frontal air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Remedy:
Tesla will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2017. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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