2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix

Cesar Mills
October 14, 2017

Tesla is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs over an issue with the second row of seats. In April 2016, around 2,700 vehicles were recalled because the carmaker said testing had revealed that the third row could slide forward during a crash. 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.

No reports of issues or accidents relating to the problem have been reported.

Owners of impacted units will be notified by Tesla. Owners could take their cars to a Tesla Service Center if they prefer. As it has in the past, the company says the voluntarily recall is being "out of an abundance of caution".

Tesla is no stranger to voluntary recalls.

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The Elon Musk-founded automaker says that the Model X problem is the result of cables within the seat that have not been properly tightened. Tesla informed that as per their estimate, only 3 percent of recalled vehicles have an issue with the seat cable. Tesla's going to use mobile fix services for this job. Any of Tesla's SUVs with single-post seats aren't affected.

The fold-flat row seats were made between 28 October 2016, and 16 August 2017.

However, since the release of the Model S, Tesla has been cricitised for issues with build quality and general quality control. Model X has received the highest rating in every category and subcategory in independent safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and we continue to conduct our own internal testing to ensure that Model X remains the safest SUV in the world.

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