There are a number of electric cars in the market and these vehicles are quite attractive. However, it is important to note that electric cars comes with its fair share of issues. In recent times, there have been a preponderance of electric trucks. Although not many brands have electric trucks for now, but there are some decent electric trucks in the market. There are reports that Nikola, an American manufacturer is recalling all its electric trucks. The report reveals that Nikola is recalling all 93 Nikola Tre electric trucks in the market. The reason for the recall is because of some a defect in the seat belt in the electric trucks.
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According to the company, there is an improper installation of the seat belt shoulder anchors. This may reduce the protection in the event of a collision. The company will replace the seat belt anchors and adjusters free of charge. The flaw was discovered by a Nikola employee during a delivery inspection in July. However, Nikola is not directly responsible for the defect. Its cockpit manufacturer, Iveco, is responsible for the manufacturing defect.
Nikola electric trucks has a seat belt defect
Founded in 2014, Nikola manufactures heavy-duty commercial battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles. The first batch of Nikola Tre electric trucks was only delivered on December 17 of last year. These vehicles will be used at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, heralding its transition from “PPT build” to the official rollout of the vehicle.
Separately, the federal fraud case against Nikola founder Trevor Milton resumed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he is accused of defrauding a partnership with a major automaker by falsely claiming that ownership did not exist. The tough market environment combined with the adverse impact of the case sent Nikola shares down 24.02% last week to close at $3.89 per share.