Tesla Recalls 7000 Charging Adapters Due To Overheating Issue

Posted: Dec 8 2016, 10:45am CST | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Tesla Recalls 7000 Charging Adapters due to Overheating Issue
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  • Tesla Recalls 7000 Charging Adapters on the Issue of Overheat

Two adapters were reported to be over heated after which the company made the recall.

Tesla Motors have recently shared an official announcement with the world that they are recalling the 7000 adapters for electric vehicle charging. These plugs are recalled from US region only as the faulty ones were from this region.

There were two reports initially submitted by customers according to which two plugs in each case were over heated while they were on charging. The overheating resulted in melted plastic on the plug, according to Bloomberg. These plugs are rarely sold via Tesla’s online store officially.

One of the customers reported the problem by emailing the story to Tesla in November while the other was sent earlier on too. There was no damage whatsoever besides melted plastic due to the result of this overheating problem.

Tesla has although notified that they recall is voluntary and have notified its US regulators of its official recall of the product too. According to Tesla these products were manufactured by an outsider supplier and haven’t been sold for almost six months too.

Both the overcharging complaints were of NEMA 14-30 adapters which are used at time to charge Tesla vehicles via clothes dryer appliance outlets in US residences.

There won’t be any recall for the international customers as this faulty product was launched for US charging of vehicles only. The new replacements of the products will be shipped in a few months by the company totally free of cost.

In the meantime, it is advised not to use the plugs anymore for charging in order to avoid any kind of problem as overheating can easily lead onto fire hazard. The company replace NEMA 10-30 and 5-50 adapters too as they both have the same design as well.

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