STATES CHRONICLE – Tesla cars are the best auto-tech combination. But, there are a few throwbacks: Tesla Model S has trouble and Model X is pricy.
After finding out something is not completely right with their Model S seat belt, Tesla is asking customers who have purchased the car to bring their vehicles for inspection. It seems that a bolt used to attach the seat belt to the automobile might be causing trouble, as there was one confirmed incident. The incident consisted of a customer’s seat belt falling apart.
Although one incident doesn’t mean that the company has to do a recall, they decided to be extra-cautious, because in case of a crash, the seatbelt might not provide complete protection. They are issuing a voluntary record for all Model S cars and every client is going to receive an official recall notice via e-mail, although they don’t necessarily have to wait for the notice to schedule their free inspection.
Therefore, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk has decided to take all necessary precautions in order for their customers to be safe and, of course, for the company not to have legal problems in the event of an accident.
Now, if you’re wondering about the new Tesla Model X, you’ll be happy to know that it doesn’t have the seat belt problem. It does, however, have another one, according to some people. That is, the price.
Tesla Model X is an electric SUV with many high-tech and high-quality features. Depending on these features and how many of them you’ll want your car to have, the price will rise accordingly.
To help you get a better idea of how much it could cost you, I’ll tell you that the starting price for a Model X car with absolutely no extra options, incentives or tax rebates is $80,000. This is $5000 more than the Model S sedan which is a bit faster, hitting 60mph quicker than X and has a longer range.
What it doesn’t have though are the Falcon wing doors that were made to give better access to the rear seats by taking up less space. And this is by far one of the best features of this model that will start being delivered in 2016.
So, if you worry about safety, Tesla is working on it by recalling all Model S cars for inspection, and if you worry about money, well, it seems that Musk believes the new model is definitely worth it.
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