Tesla Is Recalling 11000 Model X SUVs Due to a Seat Issue

Lena Tucker
October 14, 2017

Although we have never seen any incidence of it in the field, internal testing has indicated that if the cable is not properly adjusted, the seat back on the left side of the second row seats could move forward during a crash.

All vehicles produced between October 28, 2016 and August 16, 2017 were recalled. If improperly installed, the latch may not properly engage the seat, causing it and passengers seated into it to dislodge from the vehicle during a crash.

Tesla says it's not aware of any reports of injuries from the issue, which was discovered during internal testing, the AP reports.

Owners of impacted units will be notified by Tesla.

Tesla promoted their unique mobile fix service, saying that in the last two months, they've handled around 40 percent of the company's Takata airbag recall repairs via that service.

Approximately one month ago, Unplugged Performance (UP) showed off a render of its tricked out Tesla Model 3.

It's important to stress that this recall is voluntary, and that means it can't be too serious. Although Tesla has not received reports of any issues or accidents relating to this condition, we will be inspecting the affected customers' cars so that we can confirm whether any adjustment is needed.

Tesla began informing customers about the recall Thursday.

"Until then, there is no issue with continuing to drive your Model X", Tesla wrote in the email.

Tesla says certain cables in affected seats may not have been tightened correctly, which prevents the left seat from locking in an upright position. According to S3 Partners, the financial analytics firm, Tesla was the most profitable short in the auto sector for September.

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