Tesla recalls Model X vehicles for seat fix

Andrew Cummings
October 13, 2017

It added that there had been no reported issues or accidents related to the problem.


Electric auto builder Tesla is calling back 11,000 examples of its Model X crossover to rectify a folding rear-seat issue. Tesla believes only 3 percent of the cars involved in the recall - about 300 vehicles - are actually experiencing the issue, but they will have to recall all the vehicles made in the time period to make sure.


The company recalled 90,000 Model S sedans worldwide in 2015 over a possible defect in the front seat belt assembly and a year earlier had recalled 29,222 of the same model over a charging defect that posed a fire hazard. Any of Tesla's SUVs with single-post seats aren't affected. Tesla has promised to make all changes with the help of mobile vans, which will be home of the owner of the Model X. The automaker recalled 2,700 Model X vehicles in April 2016 because the third-row seats could move if there were an accident. That presents a safety issue, as the seat would fold forwards and provide zero protection during a crash. During internal tests, the company found that poorly-adjusted cables connected to the driver's side second-row seat yanked it forward during a crash. Note that this issue only affects Model X with fold-flat second row seats built between October 28, 2016 and August 16, 2017 and does not affect any vehicles with monopost seats.


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