The American manufacturer Tesla is multiplying the disappointments this week. After recalling some of its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the company has finally canceled the release of its upcoming Model S Plaid +.
Tesla recently announced two recalls on its electric cars, in order to resolve a seat belt problem discovered by the brand a few weeks ago. The first recall concerns 2,166 Model Y built between 2019 and 2021, while the second relates to 5,530 Model 3 built between 2018 and 2020. In both cases, the problem would come from the attachments of the retractors of certain seat belts, which would not be not properly attached.
If Tesla assured the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) thatno accidents related to these malfunctions had not been brought to their attention until now, the brand therefore prefers to take the lead and recall all the vehicles concerned. Each car will therefore be inspected and, if necessary, replaced with defective bindings. A dark week for the company of Elon Musk, which had already recalled 5,974 Model 3 and Model Y a few days ago, following the discovery of a bad bolt tightening on the brake calipers.
Model S Plaid + canceled
Yesterday on Twitter, Elon Musk also surprised his audience, canceling his Model S Plaid +. Originally presented in January at the same time as the new Model S, the model was to establish the company in its race for speed. In the end, it seems that the businessman has decided to back off, probably estimating that the 321 km / h top speed of the classic Model S Plaid would be sufficient once on the road. If the announcement was made official this weekend, it is not really a surprise: for a few weeks now, the company’s official website has no longer allowed pre-ordering a Model S Plaid +.