Tesla issued a voluntarily recall today for a few thousand ‘Mobile Connector Adapters’ after two customers using NEMA 14-30 charging adapters reported that the device overheated. To be clear, we are not talking about the actual chargers here, neither the Tesla Wall Connector nor the mobile charger itself, but the wall connector adapter for the mobile charger. None of these adapters come standard with a Tesla or charger—they are add-on adapters that allow owners to use jacks other than the NEMA 14-50 standard that Tesla and other EV manufacturers have adopted for 240 volt charging.
It will only affect a small fraction of current Tesla owners who opted to retrofit their chargers to existing plugs.
The two separate incidents happened last month and resulted in the adapters partially melting due to overheating. No one was injured. The customers simply sent the devices to Tesla. The company investigated the devices manufactured by a supplier and decided to recall them. expand full story