NHTSA Investigates Front Seat Belt Issues in Some Tesla Model X SUVs

The NHTSA is investigating seat belt issues in Tesla Model X SUVs from 2022 and 2023 model years after receiving two complaints. The probe covers around 50,000 vehicles and will assess the scope and frequency of the issue.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into reports that some Tesla Model X SUVs have front seat belts that are not properly secured.

The probe will cover around 50,000 of the vehicles from the 2022 and 2023 model years, which were redesigned with a new interior and other updates in 2021.

The investigation follows two complaints made to the agency, neither of which involved a collision. The NHTSA will assess the scope, frequency, and manufacturing processes of the issue.

The NHTSA is also conducting ongoing investigations into other reported problems with Teslas, including issues with their partially automated driving systems.