Tesla recalls 439 electric Roadsters over power cables

Tesla Roadster 2.5

Tesla announced today that it is recalling 439 Roadster 2.0 and 2.5 models due to a risk that a power cable could short and catch fire.

According to Tesla’s techy explanation:

“The recall involves the 12v low voltage auxiliary cable from a redundant back up system that provides power to various systems, including the headlamps, taillights, turn signals and hazard lights, and airbags in the unlikely event the primary 12V power fails or drops below a minimum threshold value. Located forward of the passenger side front wheel, behind the headlamp, the 12v low voltage auxiliary cable is physically isolated from the main battery pack in the rear of the car. Tesla decided to initiate a recall after the low voltage auxiliary cable in a single vehicle chafed against the edge of a carbon fiber panel in the vehicle causing a short, smoke and possible fire behind the right front headlamp of the vehicle. This issue is limited to the 12V low voltage auxiliary cable and does not involve the main battery pack or main power system.”

To fix the problem Tesla will check theĀ routing of the 12V low voltage auxiliary cable and installing a protective sleeve over it. Customer notifications have already begun and Tesla Service Rangers can perform the service at a customers” homes or offices. The fix takes approximately one hour.

Tesla said the recall does not impact theĀ Roadster 1.5 vehicles (VIN ending with 500 or before) as they do not include the 12V auxiliary cable.

Tesla Roadster 2.5:

– By: Omar Rana