PALO ALTO -- Tesla Motors (TSLA) has issued a partial, voluntary recall of about 250 Model S vehicles made between May 10th and June 8 of this year due to concerns over the back seat.

CEO Elon Musk said in a blog post Wednesday that the vehicles "may contain a defect. Specifically, the attachment strength of the mounting bracket for the left hand latch of the second row seat could be weaker than intended. This reduces our confidence that the left hand seat back will be properly retained in the event of a crash."

Tesla has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the recall, and says there have been no customer complaints or reports of failures or injuries in the cars. The company said it discovered the issue itself during quality testing.

Tesla will contact affected Model S owners in the coming days and will pick up the cars, correct the problem and return the vehicles to their owners.

Contact Dana Hull at 408-920-2706. Follow her at Twitter.com/danahull.



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