Safety Features by Model

Base $109,000

MSRP

  • Traction control
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Side impact door beams
  • Rigid occupant safety cell
  • Driver & passenger airbags
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Integrated head restraints
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Emergency trunk release

Sport $128,500

MSRP

  • Traction control
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Side impact door beams
  • Rigid occupant safety cell
  • Driver & passenger airbags
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Integrated head restraints
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Emergency trunk release

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

This vehicle has no IIHS Crash Test Ratings.

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Recalls

Electrical System > Battery > Cables Oct 1, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 1, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V458000
Summary:
TESLA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ROADSTER 2.0 AND 2.5 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 12V AUXILIARY CABLE. THE 12V AUXILIARY CABLE FOR THE LOW VOLTAGE BACK UP POWER SYSTEM MAY BE IMPROPERLY ROUTED. IF THE WIRE IS IMPROPERLY ROUTED, AND TRAPPED AGAINST THE WHEEL WELL COVER, THE WIRE MAY ABRADE AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE CARBON FIBER ARMATURE AND, OVER TIME, EXPOSE THE WIRE. CONTACT BETWEEN THE BARE WIRE AND CARBON FIBER MAY CAUSE A SHORT-CIRCUIT LEADING TO POSSIBLE ELECTRICAL ARCHING.
Consequence:
SHORT CIRCUIT AND ELECTRICAL ARCING COULD LEAD TO A FIRE IN THE RIGHT FRONT HEADLAMP AREA.
Remedy:
TESLA MOTORS WILL CHECK THE ROUTING OF THE 12V AUXILIARY CABLE AND INSTALL A PROTECTIVE SLEEVE OVER THE WIRE FREE OF CHARGE. THIS WILL PREVENT MISROUTING AND PINCHING BY THE WHEEL WELL COVER. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TESLA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 877-888-3752.