Nikola remembers 93 examples of the Tre BEV that we didn’t know it had built

Nikola remembers 93 examples of the Tre BEV that we didn't know it had built

Not only is the founder of Nikola in the middle of a high-profile criminal case, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just issued a recall notice for the brand’s all-electric Tre truck.

The truck manufacturer has revealed that the seat belt shoulder anchorage on some Tre BEV trucks may have been incorrectly installed, meaning it could come loose when a load is placed on it during use.

A Nikola employee first discovered a potential problem on July 18, 2022 while performing a pre-delivery inspection at a dealer. The employee found that the shoulder anchorage on the passenger side seat belt had come loose from the B-pillar.

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This problem was reported to Iveco which manufactures Tres cabs. Iveco launched an investigation and discovered that the final torque on the passenger seat belt shoulder anchor was not installed to specification and is suspected of crossing threads. Although Nikola is not aware of any warranty claims or customer claims due to the problem, it has decided to issue a recall.

A total of 93 examples of the Nikola Tre have been recalled, all of which were built between 5 November 2021 and 30 June 2022.

Nikola will notify both dealers and owners of the recall between October 1, 2022 and November 1, 2022. Customers will be asked to take their truck to a dealer where Nikola will replace the seat belt anchor assembly and adjuster components, including the bolt and spacer, free of charge .

The issuance of this recall comes just a few days after the Nikola Tre BEV and FCEV were unveiled to the European market at the IAA Transportation event in Germany. The European version of the Tre BEV is good for a range of 329 miles (530 km) on a single charge and can be charged to 80 percent in just 100 units through a 350 kW fast charger.

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