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Tesla proactively issues voluntarily recall for some Mobile Connector Adapters after 2 minor incidents


Tesla issued a voluntarily recall today for a few thousand ‘Mobile Connector Adapters’ after two customers using NEMA 14-30 charging adapters reported that the device overheated. To be clear, we are not talking about the actual chargers here, neither the Tesla Wall Connector nor the mobile charger itself, but the wall connector adapter for the mobile charger. None of these adapters come standard with a Tesla or charger—they are add-on adapters that allow owners to use jacks other than the NEMA 14-50 standard that Tesla and other EV manufacturers have adopted for 240 volt charging.

It will only affect a small fraction of current Tesla owners who opted to retrofit their chargers to existing plugs.

The two separate incidents happened last month and resulted in the adapters partially melting due to overheating. No one was injured. The customers simply sent the devices to Tesla. The company investigated the devices manufactured by a supplier and decided to recall them. Expand

Tesla’s (TSLA) stock could actually benefit from recalls, but not the ones you are thinking

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If you are wondering how come Tesla’s stock price is performing relatively well in the past week despite all the bad publicity following a recent fatal accident while a Model S driver was using Autopilot, an NHTSA evaluation that could lead to a recall and an important delivery miss for the last quarter, Ihor Dusaniwsky, Head of Research at the financial analytics firm S3 Partners, has an interesting theory explaining the situation. Expand

Tesla is affected by the latest Takata airbag recall, but don’t expect a recall notice soon

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Takata’s already massive airbag recall just got bigger this week by adding 35 to 40 million more airbags, which adds three more automakers to the already long list of affected vehicles: Tesla, Jaguar and Land Rover are now included in the latest recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  said that it is expanding and accelerating the recall of Takata airbag inflators, which have been tied to “ten deaths and more than 100 injuries in the United States”.