Tesla recalls Model X vehicles for seat fix

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There's likely to be little overlap with Model Xs that were recalled in April over a sticky parking brake. 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.

In messages sent to Model X owners, Tesla offered to tend to inspecting and adjusting seats using its mobile service, giving an option of bringing vehicles into service centers. Vehicles that fell under that recall were only built through October.


Manufacturers' Monthly was informed by a Tesla spokesperson that letters have been issued to Australian owners of the SUVs about the recall order.

The company started to inform customers about the recall on Thursday.


Tesla says it's not aware of any reports of injuries from the issue, which was discovered during internal testing, the AP reports. It can be remedied at a Tesla service center or, if the owner wishes, through Tesla's mobile fix service. Until then, Tesla warns against have two adults sitting in the left and center second-row seats.

The issue lies within the cables connected to that seat. This can prevent the left seat from locking in an upright position and allow the seat to slide forward during a crash.


The number of Model X vehicles being recalled was estimated at 11,000, with only a small percentage expected to have the seat cable problem. Model X has received the highest rating in every category and subcategory in independent crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and we are committed to ensuring that Model X remains the safest SUV in the world.

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