WASHINGTON — Electric carmaker Tesla Motors is recalling 439 Roadsters from the 2010 model year to address potential fire hazards connected to battery cables.
The government's auto safety agency says the recall involves Roadster 2.0 and 2.5 vehicles with a 12-volt auxiliary cable. The cable may be routed improperly, and that could cause the wire to become exposed.
Contact between the bare wire and carbon fiber could lead to a short-circuit and a fire in the right front head-lamp area. The California company will check the routing of the cable and install a protective sleeve over the wire for free.