Published: Sat, October 14, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix

2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix

Tesla Inc. is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide because their rear seats might not lock into place.

Any affected vehicles would have been made between October 28 2016 and August 16 2017, though Tesla reckons only about 3% of the thousands of cars being recalled will have the issue.

Tesla says that it hasn't had any reports of issues relating to the seat problem, but will be conducting a voluntary recall.

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The letter has indicated that it is still "no issues" driving the Model X SUVs but customers' were told to avoid sitting in the second row left and centre seating positions at the same time until it has been ascertained that the issues to the cables are non-existent. If this occurs, the seat could move forward during a crash, the automaker said.

Tesla company has so far been on sale Model X, said re were no accidents related to this error. Tesla said that both its service centers and its mobile fix service can perform the adjustment.

This isn't the first recall Tesla has engaged in during the past few years.

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Tesla Model X had a similar seat problem before. As it has in the past, the company says the voluntarily recall is being "out of an abundance of caution". Customers can choose to use the mobile service or to visit a service center, but either way, no new parts are necessary. 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.

Tesla had a great appreciation for Model X design.

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