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Tesla Recalls 2,000 Charging Adapters Due To Overheating
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Tesla is no stranger to recalls. In the past they’ve recalled the Roadster due to faulty auxiliary cable wiring in addition to seatbelt issues. Yesterday, Tesla announced a voluntary recall for about 2,000 NEMA 14-30 charging adapters, which are used to connect a charging cable to a 240-volt outlet. A few Tesla drivers reported that their 14-30 adapters overheated while in use. Funny thing is, Tesla stopped offering this adapter a couple years ago, but decided to bring it back earlier this year. Tesla says they are recalling the adapter, “out of an abundance of caution”.
Tesla has plans to send out replacements for all recalled adapters. But in the meantime, the automaker suggests that Model S or X owners refill their batteries in alternative ways, “such as with a Tesla Wall Connector, NEMA 14-50 adapter, or by Supercharging,” according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. In addition to the 14-30’s, Tesla will also recall its NEMA 10-30 as well as NEMA 6-50 adapters. Making the total number of recalled adapters about 7,000. “Although there have been no incidents with NEMA 10-30 or 6-50 adapters, they have common elements with the NEMA 14-30,” Tesla said. We can tell that this isn’t Tesla’s first recall-rodeo, so taking precautionary measures sounds like a good idea. What’s the timeline on the replacements? Tesla says the replacements will be shipped out in the next couple of weeks for the 14-30 and about three months for the 10-30 and 6-50.
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