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Tesla Model S fails to achieve top IIHS crash rating, made ‘production change’ last week to improve results

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After obtaining a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP, the Tesla Model S had its first safety rating setback today in the 4 years since its introduction.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finally crash-tested the vehicle and it failed to achieve its top safety rating due to a problem with the seatbelt for the small overlap front crash test.

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