On July 18, a Nikola employee found a Tre wife truck with the shoulder strap on the passenger side seat belt detached from the B-pillar adjuster.
The issue was later reported to Iveco, an Italian car manufacturer that manufactures cabins and sources seat belts from an Italian company called MCF Safety. Iveco further notes that it is highly susceptible to cross threading and that the condition may exist in other Nikola Tre BEV units.
Although Nikola is not aware of any warranty claims or customer claims due to the matter, Nikola has decided to make a recall.
A total of 93 Nikola Tre electric trucks have been recalled, all of which were built between November 5, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
The electric truck that was hit by the impact was instructed to take it to the dealer where Nikola would replace assembly components and seat belt adjusters, including bolts and spacers, free of charge.
This recall comes just days after the Nikola Tre BEV and FCEV were launched for the European market at the IAA Transport event in Germany.
The Tre BEV is a Class 8 truck designed for metro-regional applications. The 753-kWh battery pack is good for driving distances of up to 350 miles (563 kilometers). It can be charged from 10 to 80 percent at 240 kW in about two hours. Capable of up to 75 mph (120 kph) and 645 ponies, the Nikola Tre BEV boasts a gross combined weight rating of 82,000 pounds (37,195 kilograms).