Tesla Recalls 11000 Model X SUVs On Possible Seat Issue

Tesla has announced a recall of some Model X vehicles to fix a potential safety issue with rear seats which might shift in a crash

Tesla has announced a recall of some Model X vehicles to fix a potential safety issue with rear seats which might shift in a crash

Tesla said on Thursday a small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats in some Model X vehicles, manufactured between October 28, 2016 and August 16, 2017, may need to be adjusted to fix the issue. To date, the company has informed Manufacturers' Monthly that there are no accidents or issues related to this condition and they have issued the voluntary recall letter to potentially affected Australian customers' vehicles today to confirm if any adjustments were needed.

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.

In the interim, Tesla suggests not placing two adults in the driver-side and center seats of the second row at the same time.

While Tesla cars have been met with high demand and glowing safety reviews, the Silicon Valley-based firm has struggled to crank models off the assembly line.

Tesla says that around 3 percent of Model Xs are likely to have the improperly tightened cable, but the electric auto firm wants to inspect all 11,000 vehicles built with that second-row setup.

The electric auto maker started taking reservations for its mass-market sedan in March 2016, which is priced at $35,000 (29,824 Euros) to start and is key to the company's plans to expand market share.

An improperly adjusted cable could cause the seat back to move in a crash. Until then, Tesla warns against have two adults sitting in the left and center second-row seats.

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