Tesla voluntarily recalls 11000 Model X for seat problems-again

James Marshall
October 13, 2017

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.

Tesla is in the process of recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs that have been manufactured between October 28, 2016 - August 16, 2017, worldwide because the company says the SUV's rear seats might not lock into place - thus posing a potential safety issue. The automaker recalled 2,700 Model X vehicles in April 2016 because the third-row seats could move if there were an accident.

The recall involves vehicles with fold-flat second row seats made between October 28, 2016, and August 16, 2017. Vehicles with single-post seats are unaffected.

Tesla began informing customers about the recall Thursday. Improperly adjusted cables could cause the seat back on the driver-side second-row seat to move forward during a crash, which increases the chance of injury.

Tesla recalls tend to be voluntary, and its latest is no exception. There are no parts required for this inspection, and the adjustment will take only about 10 minutes to complete.

The company also said that it can attend to all the needed repairs with its mobile fix service and owners can send their vehicle to the nearest Tesla Service Centre if they choose to do so. We can address 100% of these repairs via mobile service, and you will have the choice to do that or to bring in your vehicle to a Service Center.

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

The issue lies within the cables connected to that seat.

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