Tesla Model X
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Tesla tech sent to Coast to check cars after single report

A TECHNICIAN from electric car company Tesla travelled to the Coast this week to check over 11 vehicles subject to a voluntary recall.

Tesla Motors recently announced a recall of all 90,000 Model S built since production started in 2012.

It told owners a European customer had a front passenger seat seatbelt disconnect when they turned to talk to a rear seat passenger.

Inspections of 3000 Model S seat belts had failed to replicate the problem.

Sunshine Coast Tesla owner Vas Srinivasan said he was delighted with the car-maker's response.

"I have a do-it yourself check list and didn't find a problem," he said. "But Tesla (sent) a technician from Sydney on Wednesday night just in case I got it wrong."

The technician spent Thursday checking the 11 vehicles here, he said.

Motoring and business commentators say Tesla has gone over the top with its recall because it wants to signal the vehicle is the future and that there is now a new way of doing business in the industry. It also re-inforces the faith early adopting owners have in the car-maker.

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