From today's wired article, "Musk makes it clear in the post that this is a voluntary recall (meaning the feds weren’t involved in the decision), there have been no owner complaints, no injuries they’re aware of, and that none of these brackets have actually detached from the body."
Also, Tesla is estimating the overall expense of the recall to cost the automaker $150,000. I actually find that estimate hard to believe, but even if it was 10 times that amount, it's still pretty small.
Yes, it's nice to have a company that finds out on its own that something is wrong and recalls it before the government makes them do it, or someone gets hurt, or they get sued. It is the right thing to do, go figure.
Yeah, and those defective ones make up 10% of the cars sold... If Ford did a 10% recall on F-150s the number of trucks recalled would be 3 million!!! And TSLA is trading at 5x that of Ford stock! LOL Makes so much sense.
In your own comment you explain why Tesla is valued higher than ford. Think employees, overhead, and union contracts. Tesla is changing the way people but cara and how they are serviced. Musk is the 21st century Henry Ford. Visionaries are not that common do yourself a favor and get in on the party!
acfixer, yes it's definitely a clue. But as I understand it, it only affects cars with the optional jump seats. Regarding the recall, all cars wtih jump seats built during the period would have to be recalled. All of them would have potential defects.