Some of Tesla's Model S recall checks are pretty lo-fi
Model S owners and Tesla have gone even further, though. The recall letter to owners advised that they could check the belts themselves by pulling on the belt with at least 80 pounds of force. Since anyone with a decent grip can do that, Tesla has had employees at Supercharger stations testing belts when cars come in to charge. The customer gets certainty either way, and no one loses any time.
And since there's nothing technical about grabbing a cord and yanking on it, owners have also posted videos of their seat belt checks so anyone can see how to do it. You'll find one of those videos above from an owner who lives more than 1,000 miles from a service center, and a video of a Norwegian owner getting his car checked at a Supercharger in the video below.
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