The California-based electric car producer Tesla Motors announced on Friday that it was recalling 90,000 of its Model S sedans. Several thousand of them are in Norway, which long has been one of Tesla’s biggest markets.
Tesla said the worldwide recall was aimed at checking for possible defects in the assembly of its front seat belts. There have been no injuries reported, according to news bureau Reuters, but the alarms rang when a Tesla passenger wearing a safety belt in the front seat of a Model S turned to talk to a passenger in the back seat, and the belt assembly broke.
Tesla owners are being asked to visit a Tesla service center to have the belts tested. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported Friday evening that more than 3,500 Norwegians bought Teslas last year alone. The cars have been popular in Norway, which also offers a wide range of tax breaks and driving advantages to owners of electric cars.