Tesla Proactively Issues Voluntarily Recall For Some Mobile Connector Adapters After 2 Minor Incidents
Tesla issued a voluntarily recall today for a few thousand Mobile Connector Adapters after two customers using NEMA 14-30 charging adapters reported that the device overheated. To be clear, we are not talking about the actual chargers here, neither the Tesla Wall Connector nor the mobile charger itself, but the wall connector adapter for the mobile charger. None of these adapters come standard with a Tesla or chargerthey are add-on adapters that allow owners to use jacks other than the NEMA 14-50 standard that Tesla and other EV manufacturers have adopted for 240 volt charging.
It will only affect a small fraction of current Tesla owners who opted to retrofit their chargers to existing plugs.
The two separate incidents happened last month and resulted in the adapters partially melting due to overheating. No one was injured. The customers simply sent the devices to Tesla. The company investigated the devices manufactured by a supplier and decided to recall them.
The NEMA 14-30, 10-30 and 6-50 adapters are affected. The incidents only happened with the 14-30 adapter, which Tesla will be able to replace within the next couple of weeks, but the other two adapters have some common elements and Tesla doesnt want to take any risk.
The 10-30 and 6-50 adapters, which are less commonly used adapters among Tesla owners, will take about three months to develop and manufacture according to Tesla. They are no longer for sale on the companys website.
Tesla Adds Cheaper Mobile Connector With Nema14
Following the decision to no longer include a Mobile Connector with every new vehicle purchase, a new lower priced bundle has been added to the Tesla Shop.
As promised last week by Elon Musk, the new mobile connector costs $200 USD, or $255 CAD. Even though the price is cheaper, you can actually get more for your money.
Previously the Mobile Connector came with just one adapter that allowed you to plug into any household outlet, also referred to as a NEMA 5-15 adapter.
This charging option required no additional expense to upgrade your homes electrical panel, but is slow and can only add 2-3 miles of range per hour.
Now you can also opt to add the popular NEMA 14-50 adapter at no additional cost. This allows you to plug in to a 240V outlet and achieve much higher charging speeds of around 30 miles per hour.
Unfortunately the Mobile Connector is currently out of stock. According to the product description it is expected to begin shipping in August 2022.
At the same time, Tesla has also lowered the price of the Wall Connector to $400 USD or $510 CAD.
Both of these options are now part of the order flow when purchasing your Tesla. Last night a new Charging section was added to the Design Studio.
Tesla Recalls Charging Adapters After Overheating
Tesla is voluntarily recalling a few thousand units of various aftermarket charging connectors, after two customers reported devices overheating.
The recalled connectors are not one of the three standard mobile charging adapters that ship with cars. Instead, Tesla sells the NEMA 14-30, 10-30, and 6-50 connectors as aftermarket accessories. The NEMA 14-30 adapters are the only ones that overheated, but the company is recalling the 10-30 and the 6-50 because those two share similar designs. All three types can be used to charge a car in unconventional outlets, such as a washer or dryer outlet.
The company said in an email, posted in full below, that the connectors are used by a small number of Tesla owners. Tesla said neither case of overheating resulted in injury or property damage.
Auto manufacturers issue recalls all the time a record 51 million cars were recalled for one reason or another in 2015, according to NHTSA.
Tesla itself has had to issue a few recalls over the last several years. Earlier this year, the company voluntarily recalled 2,700 Model X SUVs earlier this year, due to concerns over the safety of the car’s third row seats.
Here is the email:
Update: Your Tesla Mobile Connector Adapter
Because safety is our top priority at Tesla, we want to inform you of an action we’re voluntarily taking to recall a small number of charging adapters.
Thank you for being a Tesla owner. We apologize for this inconvenience.
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Suggestions On Where To Buy A Nema 14
I installed NEMA 6-50 receptacles. EVs don’t need/use a neutral. Saved wire and you can get the 6-50 adaptor.. You can have the plug rewired for a 6-50.Yes I agree that someone buying 14-50’s and reselling them. But you don’t need a 14-50
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