2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Tesla has recalled 439 Roadster 2.0 and 2.5 models due to a low-voltage cable that might be defective.

A 12-volt auxiliary cable is the culprit. The cable could lose power, which would affect the headlights, taillights, turn signals/hazard flashers, and airbags. On one vehicle, the cable caused a short, which in turn led to a fire.

Tesla plans to re-route the cable and add a protective sleeve. The company has notified the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and has started contacting customers.

Owners of these models can also contact their dealership for more information.

The fix should take about an hour and will be free. Tesla says it can perform the repairs at customer's homes or offices.

The voluntary recall does not include the earlier Roadster models, but only the updated vehicles.

[Motor Authority, Chicago Tribune]