Recall data for Tesla Motors dissected

|About: Tesla Motors (TSLA)|By:, SA News Editor

Stifel Nicolaus is trying to make some hay out of early data from the NHTSA which indicates Tesla Motors (TSLA +2.2%) has more YTD recalls than Ford.

The EV automaker has had 29,222 units recalled this year compared to the 28,233 at Ford, according to the agency.

In Telsa's defense, the recall was hardly of the traditional variety with Model S owners never needing to take their vehicle into the dealership. Also, most industry watchers think this could be the extent of the Tesla recalls for the entire year.